28-04-06

dns.be is making lawyers very rich.....

In 2005 before the start of this free .be domain madness campaign, the responsable minister for this issue, answered a question in the parliament about typosquatting.

 

http://www.dekamer.be/QRVA/pdf/51/51K0078.pdf

The minister declares here that this is against the law in Belgium (26 june 2003) but there is no penalty foreseen in this law. That is why the Administration has done no research and no prosecution and that no-one has filed a complaint either.

He says that there is no other choice than to go to the WIPO or use the arbitration that Cepina has set up together with dns.be

 

that is how it is done http://www.cepina.be/NL/default.aspx?PId=24
that are the few that have done it http://www.cepina.be/NL/default.aspx?PId=134  and this is the reason why (high cost)

http://www.cepina.be/NL/default.aspx?PId=125
AANTAL BETWISTE DOMEINNAMEN  KOSTEN VAN DE PROCEDURE
1 tot 5 1.620,00 EUR
6 tot 10 2.110,00 EUR
meer dan 10 in overleg met CEPINA te bepalen 

De administratieve kosten van CEPINA zijn begrepen in deze bedragen. Deze administratieve kosten zijn aan de BTW onderworpen.

 

So lets recap. A belgian domainname was free (up to 10 for each person) and can be parked freely on a several domainparking services for this type of squatting. The legal owner of the domainname will have to pay thousands of euro's to get the transfer of all these typosquatted domainnames ?

 

Sue dns.be for irresponsability would be better

 

the typosquatting wiki  http://itsecurity.pbwiki.com  (a very nice free wikihost)

 


 

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27-04-06

the typosquatting info portal is here

http://itsecurity.pbwiki.com

 

all you need to know

all the useful things I have found around

more or less organised

 

if you want to add things, mail me

 

and if you want to change things, mail your political representative (in belgium)

http://www.dekamer.be/kvvcr/showpage.cfm?section=|depute&...

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all new information about typosquatting placed here

http://itsecurity.pbwiki.com/FrontPage

 

and most of the old stuff but better organised

as it is a wiki, specialist with this kind of material can become editor

wanna help in the campaign, send me some mail

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26-04-06

google hosting typosquatted yahoo domains


Domain: google.com
    Owner: Google
    Redirected from 5 domains:
        advancedpeoplesearchyahoo.com
        peoplesearchyahoo.com
        yahoofreepeoplesearch.com
        yahoomailbox.com
        yahooya.com

 

source  microsoft 

so google doesn't respect the trademark value of yahoo, well where do they have the guts to complain if others abuse theirs ?

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these are the hostingfirms for typosquatters

oingo.com
information.com
Oversee.net
sedoparking.com
domainsponsor.com
hitfarm.com
netster.com
ownbox.com
afternic.com
zedo.com
trafficclub.com
parkingdots.com
parkingspa.com
seeq.com
ireit.com
megago.com
ndparking.com
ireit.com
trafficz.com
goldkey.com
park-your-domain.com
briansprediction.com
referafriend.com
codeamber.org
codeamber.com
xboxchat.com
gotoo.com
whatadomain.com

fabulous.com

netvisibility.com

trafficvalet.com

domainhop.com

 

so blocking them in your proxy or firewall will block access to hundreds of thousands of non-legal domainnames and spyware and typoscatting or just domainsquatting

 

how can a registrar of domainnames also control his database for people using their services for squatting (and posing a threat to your good name) by looking through your database for domains that are hosted there (and control what they are doing here, just parking and receiving redirected traffic or having a legal reason to exist)

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sedoparking acts on complains of typosquatting

according to microsoft some hosting firms have begun to act on complaints of typosquatting, but this is based upon legal letters from big firms, I am not sure they will listen if it is only you

 

so you can try

but the person can also move his address to anywhere else

as long as the dns.be is doing nothing you are just playing cat and mouse but hey, let the bad guys sweat a little also (and lose money as they won't be paid out)

 

http://www.sedo.com/about/contact.php3

 

the other services are indexed here http://www.ppcincome.com/

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how much do they earn with typosquatting

an example with sedoparking

http://www.ppcincome.com/sedo.htm 

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