TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Remembering the Hijacking

Remembering the Hijacking

Lisa Minter (
Fri, 29 Apr 2005 02:17:12 EDT

After we here, (telecom and Townson) accidentally lost the domain and the company in Geneva, CH grabbed it
(and still have done nothing with it other than illegally squat on it
to prevent _us_ from using it), we did hear from the guy who grabbed
it, offering to return it for $800. At first, it sounded a lot like
the hijacking, and it does bear some similarities, but the
key distinction is that Panix ownership never "expired", so there was
no legal validity whatsoever to any other person's claims. But if Panix
hadn't had powerful and ugly friends helping them, no doubt they'd have
heard things like "well, it'll take a month or two to resolve, but if
we put our expert programmer on it, at $500/day, you'll have it back
in 48 hours"

Two articles worth reviewing to get more aquainted with the hijacking
at Panix are these:

There's a half hearted article over at:,1759,1781860,00.asp

and some more stuff at:

This is not any official statement from Panix management about what

But an official statement from me might be "The internet just is not
fun to use any longer. The piles of shit through the barnyard have
long since exceeded the green pastures of the commons I have heard
through ancient tales used to be here instead."

Lisa Minter

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