[NA-Discuss] Fwd: "Domain Protection Racket" Promotion on Network Solutions Home Page

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Thu Sep 1 15:43:37 UTC 2011

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At 01/09/2011 11:19 AM, Garth Bruen at Knujon.com wrote:
>The URS sounds interesting and I'll admit I have not studied it in dept yet.
>I have attached a screenshot from eNom's site which not only lists 
>bulk options by dynamically suggests domains with related keywords 
>and trademarks of competitors.
>I have also attached a screenshot from Moniker's site which adds the 
>keyword "100mg" to proposed domains indicating they know what the 
>customer is looking for.
>Not saying this is all Registrars, I did not find the same issue at 
>From: "Volker Greimann" <vgreimann at key-systems.net>
>Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 9:08 AM
>To: "Garth Bruen at Knujon.com" <gbruen at knujon.com>
>Cc: <na-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
>Subject: Re: [NA-Discuss] Fwd: "Domain Protection Racket" Promotion 
>on Network Solutions Home Page
>>I think you overlooked the URS, which is specifically tailored to 
>>the issue you mention. The trademark holder is not forced to take 
>>over the domain name, but his main issue (the infringing use) is 
>>resolved. Costs should be substantially under those of the UDRP as 
>>well, but we will have to see what prices the URS providers will arrive at.
>>>And for all the prostrations, Registrars are not blameless in this 
>>>as they have developed special search engines which make 
>>>cybersquatting in bulk easy.
>>Can you give an example? I have not seen registrars providing 
>>search engines specifically tailored to enable cybersquatting.
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