Sex.com Ruling Upheld by Appeals Court

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sex.com Ruling Upheld
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So the legal owner of the domain sex.com might be able to finally get on with his life. It seems the powers that be in the USA have finally got their act together and decided that the legal owner of the domain should, um, legally own his domain rather than the theiving scumbag who stole it from him then used it to make his fortune.

Now, obviously, it is one thing to own a domain and another to profit from it, but why the hell did it take so long to decide that forging a transfer request is not legal grounds for ownership?

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No surprise...

I can't count the number of times it's taken me more than a half hour to explain to a new client what the difference is between their hosting account and their domain registration... people really just do not GET the way the domain system works.

If the judiciary is in any way similar to the public in their level of knowledge on the subject, combine general ignorance with the intricacies of legal-ese and mix well... I'm vaguely surprised they were able to reach a conclusion at all. ;-)

 

or how many times another host had given me (a third party) access to someone else's domain on their registrar.

not surprised either

but why the hell did it take so long to decide that forging a transfer request is not legal grounds for ownership?

Because ICANN had a hand in it.

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