How to lose a domain name

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I happened upon this notice at: /

"By ruling of the National Arbitration Forum, in accordance with the
ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, the domain name was awarded to Planet Entertainment, Inc., a
division of Infinity Resources, Inc., on January 11, 2007. As a result,
ownership and control of the domain name has been
transferred to Planet Entertainment, Inc."

A copy of the complaint is located here:

The essence of the complaint is that is too close to and since they both sell DVDs, claims that
the use of the similar domain name was an effort to deceive it's
customers and take business away from them.

I believe I've seen a lot of spam from in various
newsgroups. The company was selling poor quality bootleg copies of DVDs
of TV series at totally outrageous prices. So the fact that this site is
down is no great loss, but I do find this taking of a domain name and
the justifications used to accomplish it to be very troubling.


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I've got a lot more information about the UDRP, the policy by which
domain names can be taken away, and other domain dispute discussion,
here: /


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The same logic was used to force a company that was selling a windows
"workalike" that would run native windows applications under Linux to change
the OS's name from something like "Lindows" to "Linspire".  Yup, Microsoft

Tom Miller

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I can actually see justification for that lawsuit, since such suits
are meant for names or marks that infringe upon existing registered
marks, and "Lindows" sounds almost exactly like "Windows." The main
argument is: will the offending name cause confusion? I argue yess.

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