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[ga] "Domain Registry of Canada"

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  • Subject: [ga] "Domain Registry of Canada"
  • From: Sotiris Sotiropoulos <sotiris@worldatlarge.org>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 10:55:04 -0500
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Over the past few months, a company calling itself the "Domain Registry of Canada" has undertaken a campaign to target Domain registrants to renew their domain names.

These emails and letters are addressed to registrants, thanking you for either registering, or renewing your domain name (they have obtained your contact information from the publicly accessible WHOIS database).

The letters will invite you (in a language that suggests a prior business relationship exists) to either renew or approve a change to your domain name. The end result is your domain name being transferred to this new entity.

If you are the recipient of any of this propaganda, we strongly urge you to report it to your local Chamber of Commerce and Better Business Bureau. In addition, please report any and all unsolicited attempts to your registrar.

I have received several of these "Domain Registry of Canada" notices myself.

Anyone want to bet on whois behind this fraudulent scheme?!


Sotiris Sotiropoulos
	Toronto, Canada
"Decision-making on major issues is now vested in international institutions which are so remote from public influence, that the public has no idea what's going on. I mean, in the case of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), incidentally the Labor Advisory Committee report was never reported in the press, right, I'd be surprised if any of you know about it, here's a case where the government radically violated the law, demonstrated utter contempt for the democratic process, rammed through a secret executive agreement of enormous influence, wouldn't even let the one popular group that is supposed to see it by law, the labor- based group, even look at it, they write the report, and then the press censors it. All right, here we have the ultimate in the destruction of democracy, the ideal that everybody's been dreaming of. Not only is the rabble excluded, they don't influence policy, but they don't know what's in policy, and finally they don't know that they don't know. Virtually nobody knows that they don't know what is going on. Well, you know, now we've reached the ultimate. That's the ultimate possibility in the destruction of democracy."

-Noam Chomsky, "Old Wine, New Bottles: Free Trade, Global Markets and Military Adventures"
the above article in its thoroughly engrossing entirety can be found at: http://www.zmag.org/chomsky/talks/9302-uva.html


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