[ga] FW: Domain Slamming? (This time by VeriSign!) (fwd)
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Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 17:11:41 -0400
From: Tom D'Alleva <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: FW: Domain Slamming? (This time by VeriSign!)
This is an excerpt from message picked up on an ISP web forum about
VeriSign's domain name postal solicitation.
>Their message violates Federal Mail Guidelines
>The official USPS regulations for mail "that reasonably could be
>considered a bill, invoice, or statement of account due, but is in
>fact a solicitation for an order":
>The requirement is that the following phrase must appear in at least
>thirty point capital letters on the face of the notice: "THIS IS NOT A
>BILL. THIS IS A SOLICITATION. YOU ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO PAY THE
>AMOUNT STATED ABOVE UNLESS YOU ACCEPT THIS OFFER."
>They even have a helpful example picture of what it should look like:
>The Verisign messages clearly violate this requirement, and come under
>the mail fraud category. You can complain to your local Postal
>Inspectors, or file your complaint online at:
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