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Alessandro
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#1 Posted on 9.5.03 0742.35
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Has anyone checked out the old URL lately?




A search at Register.Com revealed the following :


Registrant:
Motherboards.com
**** **** ****** Road
College Station, Texas *****

Registrar: DOTSTER
Domain Name: WWF.COM
Created on: 01-DEC-02
Expires on: 01-DEC-03
Last Updated on: 11-APR-03

Administrative, Technical Contact:
Admin, DNS greg@mssi.com
Motherboards.Com
**** **** ****** Road
College Station, Texas *****
979-***-****

Domain servers in listed order:
NS.MSSI.COM
NS2.MSSI.COM





So, now what happens if McMahon ever wins back the rights to the "F" (I'm sure his lawyers are still fighting the Panda on the subject to this day); will he have to pay out the nose to regain the WWF.Com address? I mean, you can't really call it "cyber squatting" at this point, I don't think ...

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#2 Posted on 9.5.03 0852.52
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Okay, all that wasn't neccesary. Anyway, here is your answer!

Motherboards.com
4700 Elmo Weedon Road #107
College Station, Texas 77845
US

Registrar: DOTSTER
Domain Name: WWF.COM
Created on: 01-DEC-02
Expires on: 01-DEC-03
Last Updated on: 11-APR-03

Administrative, Technical Contact:
Admin, DNS gregr@mssi.com
Motherboards.com
4700 Elmo Weedon Road #107
College Station, Texas 77845
US
979-776-1566

edit On another interesting tidbit, WWE.COM was registared by the WWE back in 1995. At least they have foresite.


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#3 Posted on 9.5.03 0954.10
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I already looked up that info (it's at the bottom of my original post, after the "reproduction" of the new WWF.Com front page) ... My question was, who exactly are these people?

Just another random company trying to earn some quick bucks off the old brand name?



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#4 Posted on 9.5.03 1154.45
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Wow, could have just posted a link dude. Hehe.

It's weird that the tree huggers didn't get the domain as part of the lawsuit. Maybe they tried to buy it after the fact but were too slow and these guys scooped it up?

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#5 Posted on 9.5.03 1159.06
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I am totally blown away that WWE and The Fund would allow that domain to expire and get picked up like that.

Well, wcw.com expires 7-Aug-2003. Wouldn't it be funny it wcw.com suddenly routed to Wienerboard or something.
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#6 Posted on 9.5.03 1250.53
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    Originally posted by Likely
    Wow, could have just posted a link dude. Hehe.

    It's weird that the tree huggers didn't get the domain as part of the lawsuit. Maybe they tried to buy it after the fact but were too slow and these guys scooped it up?

    Matt


Well even if they were paying attention, they wouldn't want to actually use it for themselves (nonprofit organizations usually use .org). But really, I have no idea how it could slip through the cracks like that.

However, I'm pretty sure that if the Fund wanted to, they could take the domain name. There's prior precedent for Company X being able to claim companyx.com because the names are similar and Company X existed long before the website.

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#7 Posted on 9.5.03 1448.14
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Okay, what sites are good for looking up info like this?
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#8 Posted on 9.5.03 1506.46
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    Originally posted by chill
    Okay, what sites are good for looking up info like this?

You need to use a WHOIS site like http://www.networksolutions.com/cgi-bin/whois/whois or http://www.whois.net/ .

EDIT: http://www.networksolutions.com/cgi-bin/whois/whois?
STRING=wienerboard.com&SearchType=do&STRING2.x=27&STRING2.y=4
. Only two years, CRZ?

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#9 Posted on 9.5.03 2320.37
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Of note: http://www.wwf.ca/

I find this odd because, IIRC, the Fund's lawsuit revolved around international usage of the WWF name, specifically any place outside of North America. However, they were quick to grab the Canadian WWF name, while letting the .com name go...
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#10 Posted on 10.5.03 0014.19
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I looked up motherboard.com some kind of software site. However, College station texas, more than likley some college kids sqauting or something.
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