I just received a message, from Charles Allen Wyman.
Please help him fight some creepy cyber pirates who have
hijacked his kick-ass website. Here’s the skinny, from CAW:
* Due to aggressive spam filters on a new email server, our original decade-owned URL, absinthe-literary-review.com, lapsed during our hiatus and was snatched up by cybersquatters, Maxory LLC, an off-shore St-Kitts / Nevis-based LLC that deals exclusively in this kind of questionable business. They are now trying to sell books online using our trademark, but be assured: ALR is no longer associated with our former URL nor with this shady ghost corporation. They are also attempting to auction the site, which has moved them into the legal definition of bad faith in cybersquatting under the ACPA. We’re asking for your help in this situation.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
1. While we proceed with expensive and lengthy litigation, please help us diminish the tarnishing and dilution of ALR’s reputation by linking to our new URL absintheliteraryreview.com and informing current link owners across the web about the now spurious nature of our former URL. Also, do not visit our former URL as traffic is what they most desire.
2. Anyone able to uncover the names and addresses of any officers or employees of Maxory LLC so that we can pursue them directly (hopefully in US courts) will be doing us a great favor we won’t soon forget.
3. Any longtime readers wishing to contribute to our legal fund, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
I’m a big fan of ALR, so I’m passing this along in hopes it’ll help. And I’ll be heading to our links page shortly to ensure we have the proper linkage set up.