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9 May, 2005

UFAQ.org cybersquats SillyDog701

Sadly it was true.
I was shocked to realise that three domain names - sillydog.info, sillydog.us and sillydog701.info - all consisting "sillydog", one even use the full spelling of "SillyDog701" was cybersquatted by Jay Garcia, the man behind UFAQ.org (The Netscape Unofficial FAQ).

All those three domains were pointed to UFAQ.org page, as you can see in following screenshot:
UFAQ.org uses sillydog.info domain

I posted the situation in my forum - UFAQ.org cybersquats SillyDog701 and UFAQ.org bans SillyDog701. There's someone informing Jay Garcia. Jay Garcia quickly removed the redirecting to his UFAQ.org, and replaced by following threatening message.

Message posted by Jay Garcia on 3 cybersquatted domains.

Why Register SillyDog.info, SillyDog.us and SillyDog701.org

Antony Shen has made allegations that I registered the above three domains in order to steal users away from his SillyDog support site.

Nothing could be further from the truth as SillyDog (Antony Shen) has always supported my UFAQ and I have always had good things to say about his SillyDog efforts.

I registered those three domains mainly as a joke and in response to Antony's registering of UFAQ.NET and his non-response to my many emails and postings asking him why he registered that domain. Antony has chosen to not respond to that question.

Antony Shen owes the entire Netscape Community an apology for even remotely suggesting that registering the above three domains amounts to copyright infringement. The registereing of the three domains was nothing but a practical joke for the most part and was done in order to illicit a response from Antony as to why he registered UFAQ.NET and what his intentions were to do so, even though UFAQ.NET redirects to my UFAQ.ORG. I can't help but think that Antony has "something up his sleeve", why else would he register UFAQ.NET. Maybe it is HE that wants to eventually use the domain to "steal" users, 'eh?

Antony, if you tender your apology for posting those stupid charges on your forum, I'll redirect those three domains to your SillyDog site.

Sinceerely, Jay Garcia - UFAQ.ORG


What is UFAQ.org? UFAQ.org is another Netscape support site, well known in Netscape Community. It is a shame that they have to use such dirty tactic to gain traffic.

This is also mentioned in SillyDog701 got cybersquatted (SillyDog701 front door news)
UFAQ.org cybersquats SillyDog701 (SillyDog701 Message Centre)
and UFAQ.org bans SillyDog701 (starting from page 3 of the thread.)

Related AntBlog701 entry: a jealous individual

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