Britain’s got talent…and Cybersquatters. Just ask Susan Boyle Comment WordPress (6) Facebook () Google+ 6 Responses margaret davidson Everyone should have a chance to show their talents not only for our pleasure but for the joy it gives the person concerned VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) May 1, 2009 at 7:45 pm TK Personally I think all name registrars etc should view these so called opertunistic cybersquaters as the criminals they are… Attempting to extort monnies for domains they have no use for other than to charge the legitimate entity an extortionate amount of money to release it. Adjudication can be simple, the legit user should be able to provide a couple forms of ID to prove they are who they say they are and the cybersquaters can usually be spotted by the sheer number of domains they have registered and parked on some pseudo search portal page. Do the cybersquaters add value to the net as a whole? Of course they don’t so ban them, and outlaw the practise in your Terms of Service. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) June 1, 2009 at 12:38 pm Myrea Pettit For everyone who thinks they have been cybersquated there is recourse to action and as an encouragement to success if they make a genuine case. Please read this case file below there is http://www.adrforum.com/domains/decisions/105899.htm VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) June 1, 2009 at 2:03 pm Jay Stapley Susan Boyle in rehab, children reduced to tears on live TV, and their moments of crisis are preserved on film for all eternity….This is not funny anymore. Simon Cowell said today “This is all great news. We’re working on something very special for the next series; hopefully we can get one of the failed finalists to commit suicide as they leave the stage.” How long will this go on for? How long will we admit to watching it because it’s “car-crash TV” or “so naff it’s good” before the worst happens? What indeed is the worst that can happen?This is not funny anymore. It is impossible (and wrong!) to short-cut the process of becoming a performer, as Susan Boyle and the child have discovered. You need to learn your craft; you need to fail in safe environments, not on live TV before an audience of millions. One’s failures should not be preserved on film for ever; they should be allowed to happen in an obscure club in the provinces and consigned to oblivion and experience. This is not funny anymore. We condemn the ancients for their barbaric gladiatorial contests yet we sit happily before the modern equivalent with a tub of ice-cream and a bottle of wine and guffaw like any barbarian before us. This is not funny anymore. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) June 1, 2009 at 3:37 pm Paul We have a client who is a ‘victim’ of cyber squatting and we are using the ADR, but I feel the ISPs should do more to revoke the domain purchase if there is an obvious claim. So 123-Reg what are you going to do to lead the way for genuine ‘owners’ of business names? VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) June 10, 2009 at 4:24 pm Paul Sorry, by ISP, I meant name registrars…….. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) June 10, 2009 at 4:26 pm Click here to cancel reply.