By doing 'whois -h whois.publicinterestregistry.net
internet-history.org' I found some interesting details on the
cybersquatter who ripped off the name being used as a repository for
Internet History Society and put his penis enlargement ads there
Created On:03-Oct-2004 22:43:28 UTC
Expiration Date:03-Oct-2005 22:43:28 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:OnlineNIC Inc. (R64-LROR)
Registrant Organization:BEALO GROUP S.A.
Registrant Street1:BP 138
Registrant Street2:BP 138
Registrant Postal Code:1218
Registrant Phone Ext.:1111
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Admin Organization:BEALO GROUP S.A.
Admin Street1:BP 138
Admin Street2:BP 138
Admin Postal Code:1218
Admin Phone Ext.:1111
Admin FAX Ext.:
Tech Organization:BEALO GROUP S.A.
Tech Street1:BP 138
Tech Street2:BP 138
Tech Postal Code:1218
Tech Phone Ext.:1111
Tech FAX Ext.:
I am attempting to find an attorney who will handle a probono case for
the Internet Historical Society who will attempt to retrieve the name
back. Obviously it is hard to sue someone in Switzerland when you are
in the USA, but maybe Bealo Group S.A. has a representative or agent
here in the USA. If anyone wants to followup on this, please do with
a phone call to Geneva, Switzerland to +41.227347.210 Ext 1111 and
ask them why they cybersquat on legitimate web sites. Or if you
prefer to write to them, send a letter to Bealo Group, S.A. Post
Office Box 138, Geneva 1218 Switzerland. Mark your letter to the
attention of the person in charge of cybersquatting and penis
enlargement ads. Maybe they will answer email sent to them at
http://www.promotechnology.com but I sort of doubt it.
By looking at their website http://www.promotechnology.com I see it
is just a porn outfit anyway. Maybe *they* have a USA representative.
I can tell you this much: Bealo Group S.A. and promotechnolgy need to
get a good suing, which I may just give them.
But that *is* expensive and perhaps futile. Perhaps there are other
ways to accomplish the same thing, using geurilla (or do you say
'gorilla' warfare. Read on in the next message to see what I mean.