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Sun 10 Jul 2005

Forced out of domain

Category : mac and the internet

A made-in-Malaysia technology blog I recently started following on RSS is no more. He has been "Ordered to give up visa.com.my domain name".

And he's paid up for

"The legal advisors (yes, I've seen more than one of them) have also advised me that the best I could do is to ask for some compensations and give up the domain. So i did.

I politely asked for compensation (of course I had to be careful for not falling into a 'cybersquatting' trap, if there's any), but all I asked for is a domain replacement so I can keep blogging and I don't think that's too much to ask for. It can also make me feel better for being respected.

However, the answer I got was a rude NO. Come on Visa, how much is a domain going to cost you? By the way, I renewed this domain two months ago. In other words, Visa gets to use this domain name for free for the year to come with my hard-earned money. Oh joy"

Goodbye and I hope to catch him when he re-emerges!

Posted at 2:04AM UTC by N. Sivasothi | permalink | , .