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Network Solutions responsible for theft of lucrative "'' domain name

  • From: Andrea Abrahamsen
  • Date: Mon Jul 28 01:28:22 2003

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but in case it hasn't...

(07-26) 00:07 PDT SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- 
"A federal appellate court ruled against Web registry Network Solutions
Inc., comparing Internet domain names to property such as homes and cars,
and saying that the Web registry could be liable for damages after a
convicted forger purloined ownership of from an e-commerce


"But the judge and plaintiff questioned why NSI would switch the domain name
registry without so much as a phone call to Kremen. They also questioned why
NSI administrators weren't suspicious of Cohen's letter, which requested
that NSI not send e-mail to anyone at Kremen's company because it didn't
have Internet access -- despite being named Online Classifieds."


Andrea Abrahamsen
Software Engineer, Intelligent Network Services
Cisco Systems