Well, as someone who was watching the procedings in the Dail last night, and
saw Bertie's answer, I think that he's actually on the right track. He first
admitted that he personally didn't have sufficient knowledge of the subject
(the internet) to comment, this shows some sense. He then went on to say
that he would consider advice on (not his words) outlawing this type of
practice (CyberSquatting). The IEDR already do this to an extent, so as far
as .ie domains go, we're safe ... The .com is a market that is rife with
CyberSquatting, and that is where the trouble started.
All in all I think that it's a good idea. Unfortunately the site *could* be
a legitimate registration if one of the group running it was the namesake of
the taioseach !
<"Can:open, worms:everywhere!" - Chandler>
> -----Original Message-----
>> As some of you may know, their is a site out there with the name of our
> beloved taioseach. (Smart comment deleted) Anyhow questions were raised in
> Leinster House yesterday about such problems arising and Double D Betie
> that legislation was more than likely going to be be brought out to
> this sort of thing. Now there are major legal implications to this which I
> will not deal with here, but how is this going to affect the IEDR (BTW The
> domain is a .com ) and is this tantamount to government control over the
> internet. Now I know we have not seen the legislation yet but the mere
> reference to this is frighting.
>> Any comments?
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