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<nettime> net-art.org hold for ransom
Josephine Bosma on Thu, 27 Sep 2001 00:57:02 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> net-art.org hold for ransom

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>

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