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SeriousDomains.com: Linux Domain Auction Cancelled

Jan 18, 2000, 16:47 (20 Talkback[s])

"The auction for the pick of 250 corporate consulting type Linux® domain names has been discontinued at the request of attorneys for Linus Tornvalds, trademark owner of Linux®. Our understanding of their position is that we cannot have an outright auction of domain names that contain the word Linux, and that those legitimate Linux consultancies or programming shops that are interested in any of our domain names that incorporate Linux® must approach Mr. Tornvalds et al to make sure that the domain name is worthy to be granted a license, with a customary "nominal fee." There are many websites that have apparently already been approved to use the Linux® mark incorporated in their domain name."

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