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[Nettime-bold] Re: RHIZOME_RAW: net-art.org hold for ransom
Terrence Kosick on Wed, 26 Sep 2001 16:16:36 +0200 (CEST)


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[Nettime-bold] Re: RHIZOME_RAW: net-art.org hold for ransom


Terrence writes;

It's the e-mafia.

T.

Josephine Bosma wrote:

> from: atty <atty {AT} no-such.com> (andrew forbes)
>
> last week domain name www.net-art.org was kidnapped (due to admin
> blunders registration had expired for about 3 weeks), I am being asked
> $2500 for its return by one calling himself Allen Ginsberg (and also
> charles bukowsky) and sometimes anwering allen {AT} elazy.com, variously
> purporting to live in Burbank CA, Russia and Armenia
>
> this personage makes a habit of this kind of thing, though usually he
> picks on american catholic schools.
>
> Obvioulsy I can't/won't pay this ransom and there seems no chance of
> legal redress since one has to have a registered trademark to have a
> case under ICANN rules (so only businessmen have any hope of
> challenging)
>
> <snip> [Andrew Forbes considers another domain name, when you go to
> net-art.org now you will find only porn there. JB] <snip>
>
> + with the wind in my pockets I ascend gracefully
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