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Re: kidcad.info Domain


Hi Denis,

JP, Wayne and I have have stated in the ensuring discussion that we have not used any
Registry or whois service, I think Dick did not either.
I was well aware of that issue and that is why I used shell based dns lookups to see
if it was free.

In any case, that practice no longer seems to be used as last year new rules have been implemented that make this kind of abuse very expensive and no longer practicable. See http://www.icann.org/en/tlds/agp-status-report-12aug09-en.pdf for more information.

Also getting the domain back via legal means is quite straight forward in this case.

Dick was very concerned that some third party might be reading one of our emails
and acting on private information. If this is what happened this is really

Again, the whoever registered the domain did so in bad faith and apparently to hurt the project. Who knows where that entity will stop or what else might happen or has happened
without anyone noticing!

Access to that initial information means that very same person might likely have access to the email account and on that same thought access to the repository. I am the only one without root level bazaar access, and since I run my own email setup I can monitor who did access my accounts and


n 07.10.2010 16:55, Denis Dupeyron wrote:
On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 1:14 PM, Amir Mohammadkhani-Aminabadi
<amir@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  wrote:
Even before one of them replied I noticed the domain has been registered
only around 20 hours after my email
on the same day I sent the email.
What probably happened is the service you used to check the domain was
available registered that same domain based on the information you
entered. It's illegal but pretty common. Good luck fighting that. The
morale of the story is whenever you want to look up a domain name with
the intent of registering it, only do so using a reputable service
that will not register it before you.


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