Author Topic: My Cease-and-Desist Letter  (Read 121779 times)

Offline Jake Freivald

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Re: My Cease-and-Desist Letter
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2013, 11:35:02 AM »
Thanks for taking the time to register and comment, Kenin and Swinson. Kenin, thanks for noticing the town council discussion. That was before I had even discussed the situation with Steve.

The next council meeting is Tuesday. Video will be out a few days after that.
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Offline Exit14

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Re: My Cease-and-Desist Letter
« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2013, 01:56:07 PM »
(moved from wrong topic - sorry about that!)

re: traffic - you've also been "Slashdotted"!   congrats (until your server crashes, that is)

I enjoyed your story, especially the exchange between the lawyers.   I'm familiar with both - having worked around computers and the internet since the early 80s,  and around Lawyers periodically since the mid-90s.
Perhaps it is an especially "Jersey thing",  but I also LOVE to hear stories of the 'little guy' taking on - in your case, literally "City Hall"!


From a internet geek, ( follow up fuel for your next interaction with bureaucracy)   how about the city actually follows the rules established by the IETF/ICANN, and gets a name like :
   westorange.nj.us   

Internet "best practices" are given by the RFC libraries.   This matter is covered by RFC 1480.
http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1480

Other NJ Municiplaities have already done it the 'correct' way (or closer to correct.. since not every municpality is a "city", the CI prefix is not always appropriate, and understandably - extra typing)

City of Woodbury, NJ: http://www.woodbury.nj.us/
Carteret, NJ (actually a Borough)  http://www.ci.carteret.nj.us/
 
Sussex County: http://www.sussex.nj.us/
Hunterdon County:  http://co.hunterdon.nj.us/
Bergen County:  http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/

fyi - you are being linked to from articles on
Gawker:   http://gawker.com/this-is-how-you-respond-to-an-unjust-cease-and-desist-l-514155395
Slashdot:  http://entertainment.slashdot.org/story/13/06/21/0146257/pro-bono-lawyer-fights-cd-with-humor

-- the "Slashdot effect" from wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slashdot_effect

Congrats on putting your website on the map with all this traffic.    From my handle, you should tell I also live in North Jersey.  I joined just to participate in this conversation, but I will be back.   

Offline Jake Freivald

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Re: My Cease-and-Desist Letter
« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2013, 02:49:14 PM »
Thanks for all the information, Exit 14, and welcome to the forum.

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Offline Shon Fry

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Re: My Cease-and-Desist Letter
« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2013, 11:45:43 PM »
Although I have no particular interest in West Orange, NJ (I am, after all, from Western Australia) I am highly amused by the actions of your local government authority in dealing with the issue of the westorange.info domain name.  Your responses make very entertaining reading and it is apparent that the mayor and his underlings are nitwits.  I would be very surprised if any justice system outside of PyongYang would validate their actions.  Your efforts to alleviate the confustion are commendable.  Keep up the great work, Jake (or should I call you Jeff?). 

Offline briana83

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Re: My Cease-and-Desist Letter
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2014, 06:14:44 PM »
Okay after finding things about westorange and westorangeinfo etc.  is it bad that I find it hilarious that the one that WILL NOT LOAD is the official one?