Boy does Verizon suck

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From: Dan Kohn (
Date: Sun Sep 10 2000 - 12:52:07 PDT

SLATE NEWS: Fri., Sept. 8, 2000


        A front-page WP story discusses the latest efforts by corporations
to thwart e-criticism: the companies scoop up crude and disparaging
domain names (e.g. to keep them out of
the hands of would-be internet defamers. Yet, as one source
informed the WP, their goal is ludicrous given the inordinate
number of possible slurs. The hacker magazine 2600 attempted to
purchase only to find the name already
reserved by the telecom giant itself. No bother. They simply
snatched up instead. When Verizon filed suit
against them, citing an extension of the cyber-squatting laws, the
magazine responded by registering the following domain name:

                - dan

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