"a fish, a barrel, and a smoking gun"
dianetics.com will be auctioned
to the highest bidder in
Take our advice: you would be
smart to bid in this auction to
not get dianetics.com. You don't
A year and a half after Josh
"Ronald" Quittner registered
mcdonalds.com, the kids are
still at it, registering such
gems as micros0ft.com, and
waiting for the lawyers to send
the cease and desist letters...
Our latest full-employment-for-
corporate-lawyers poster boy,
Dave Milligan, registered
dianetics.com in late July.
In the past week the domain has
garnered the attention of the
component of the Church of
Suck might consider covering the
campaign of Scientologists
against Internet resources
critical of their organization,
including the cancelpoodle vs.
F.A.C.T.Net raid, and the
attempted seizure of XS4ALL
computers, if it weren't for the
death threats, harassing phone
calls, lawsuits, and other
consequences that might come
from running a piece which deals
with the Fishman papers.
Journalistic integrity aside,
some things just aren't worth
And Dave thinks you might want
topay him for the domain?
Our counsel to the lawyers on the
info highway: before sending out
the next registered letter, look
over the new InterNIC policy
which goes into effect 23
November. According to our
reading, a third party only
needs to provide the InterNIC
with proof of a prior existing
trademark or service mark to
have the domain reassigned.
And to Dave: even if you may not
have such a hot property with
dianetics.com, maybe you can get a
complimentary copy of Dianetics
out of the deal. We hear ol' L.
Roncan help you contact an
engram to get data and become a
Clear. We'd take that over DNS
courtesy of Dunderhead