[wp-hackers] Fw: webloog.com
tunicwriter at gmail.com
Sun Oct 9 23:08:06 GMT 2005
Actually, domain squatting -IS- illegal under the 1999
Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act... so... research before
On 10/9/05, Jefte Puente <jp at jefte.net> wrote:
> Domain squatting is neither illegal or amoral. Come off it.
> "In any case, I did not agree to any terms as I never believed that he had
> ANY right to be squatting our name and holding it hostage."
> So this is how you operate? Accept a domain that you did not purchase, then
> when its under your control deny the original owner had any rights to it?
> Thats a dick move.
> Purchasing a domain gives you the right to it. Case closed. WordPress is not
> even a federally recognized trademark.
> Off-topic this.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Matt Mullenweg" <m at mullenweg.com>
> To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
> Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2005 6:12 PM
> Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Fw: webloog.com
> > Jefte Puente wrote:
> >> 1) Can you let me know if his fears are founded?
> > I don't know, even though he managed to send the email so I got it several
> > times he didn't manage to include any details that would actually indicate
> > a problem, besides the fact that he wants attention.
> >> 2) Is anyone on this list willing to accept support of this community on
> >> their servers?
> > If it involves being part of the so-called "open domain" program, I would
> > not recommend anyone do it.
> >> 3) WordPress.Com is also an OpenDomain, but Matt still has not updated
> >> the site with a link to OpenDomain.Org - can anyone on this list fit it
> >> or contact Matt?
> > According to http://opendomain.org/terms/ "These terms are not legal
> > qualifications. They are written in general language for better
> > understanding, and are not meant to be legally binding." In any case, I
> > did not agree to any terms as I never believed that he had ANY right to be
> > squatting our name and holding it hostage.
> > Domain squatting on other people's trademarks is illegal, no matter if you
> > call it "free" or "open" it's still morally odious.
> > This discussion is off-topic.
> > --
> > Matt Mullenweg
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