We cannot really stop anyone from becoming a LIR... -- RIPE Hostmaster
Niek Rijnbout niek at knoware.nl
Tue May 9 11:45:39 CEST 2000
At 10:03 9-05-00 +0100, you wrote: >The following is an extract from a series of communications on the subject >of RIPE having recently authorised the addition of another LIR in the UK, >which uses the same trading name of an existing member. It is our feeling >that RIPE should not have allowed the addition of this LIR on the basis that >the company in question trades using a name which could easily confuse the >general public as to which company is which and that since our company was >an existing member, and had previously been a LIR in another country as >well, they should have decline the application of the LIR on the basis that >their trading name could cause a conflict and confuse the general public, >and would further cause damage to an existing member's company and >reputation. > > >Greg Lloyd Smith >uk.firstnetonline Greg, what general public are you talking about. There is no general public looking at the RIPE database to look for company names. If you are pissed that somebody founded a company with a similar name as one of your companies, and want to take action, there are other means to do that. I do not think it is right to try to use RIPE to make somebody elses live problematic. Niek Rijnbout. Knoware.
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