You could be right, but remember that some browsers and portals will
redirect to the nearest sounding name, using some sort of strange rules.
So, entering the wrong suffix can often bring up some strange results,
particularly where they are in different countries.
Roger Halstead (K8RI, EN73 & ARRL Life Member)
N833R, World's Oldest Debonair (S# CD-2)
> At 05:31 PM 6/14/2004 -0400, Alan AB2OS wrote:
> >I wanted to check something about the AlfaSpid rotator, but entered
> >www.alfaspid.com instead of www.alfaspid.ca. Guess where I got redirected
> >to -- the ProSisTel rotators page at www.arraysolutions.com, the
> >ProSisTels being a major competitor of the AlfaSpid.
> >Alan AB2OS
> IANAL, but.... Seems that this would violate the trademark rules on domain
> names. Presuming that alfaspid has some form of trademark protection (not
> necessarily registered) on their products, which it seems they would,
> they have been sold in interstate commerce, and their name is not
> with some "commodity" item.
> As I recall the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (or
> like that... it's been several months since I looked at it) says that
> registering a domain name that is identical or confusingly similar to the
> trademark or service mark of another is a big no-no.
> Even worse than just registering the domain is to have it redirect to a
> competitor. I think that falls into the "use in bad faith" category, but
> you'd have to look it up.
> Perhaps alfaspid.ca has already filed their complaint? A quick whois
> tht the registrar for alfaspid.com is ENOM, INC.
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