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

Garth Bruen at Knujon.com gbruen at knujon.com
Thu Sep 1 15:50:53 UTC 2011

Thank you Alan, they have been posted here:


From: "Alan Greenberg" <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2011 11:43 AM
To: "Garth Bruen at Knujon.com" <gbruen at knujon.com>; "Volker Greimann" 
<vgreimann at key-systems.net>; <na-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
Subject: Re: [NA-Discuss] Fwd: "Domain Protection Racket" Promotion on 
Network Solutions Home Page

> No attachments. I think that this list is configured to disallow 
> executable and image attachments.  You would have to post the images 
> elsewhere and point to them.
> Alan
> 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 
>>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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