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September 28, 2002 12:00 AM   Subscribe

Looks like Verisign forgot to renew their UK domain name.
posted by timeistight (15 comments total)

 
Are all british people like that?
posted by matrix77 at 12:27 AM on September 28, 2002


Gotta love the song. "Everybody knows we like donkeys" ???
posted by MaddCutty at 12:30 AM on September 28, 2002


MaddCutty: we like donkeys...
posted by sawks at 12:34 AM on September 28, 2002


It's much better with the original Flash animation. I wonder if the same donkey-loving brits grabbed this one, or if someone just stole their audio track.
posted by mmoncur at 1:04 AM on September 28, 2002


HA!

This discrimination against Anglo-Saxons must stop!
posted by sklero at 1:39 AM on September 28, 2002


yeah the flash animation is a real...treat. but I swear those hands look like they're from a corpse or something
posted by LuxFX at 1:52 AM on September 28, 2002


Nearly missed the Flash lameness. TBH I think it's better without :)
posted by Freaky at 4:46 AM on September 28, 2002


Metadog's Whois search brings them up as registered to different folks, so it looks like the song was reused by a new prankster. And I'd just finally got the damn thing out of my head, too...
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 5:44 AM on September 28, 2002


Ah, cosmic justice. It just makes me go all warm and fuzzy on the inside. Kinda like a donkey....
posted by junkbox at 7:17 AM on September 28, 2002


Maybe they can trade for Leslie Harpold's domain name.
posted by machaus at 8:06 AM on September 28, 2002


Doesn't the Inernet registry... thingie (sorry, forgot the name) allow companies to sue for rights to their domains when the person who took it is obviously just taking it for theft purposes? Wouldn't a site bragging about taking someone's name be an obvious sign of this?

Just asking, I hope I'm wrong because this is hysterical.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 8:09 AM on September 28, 2002


This is beautiful. If the UK has their own version of the Trademark Cyberpiracy Prevention Act, I guess the issue would be the verisign claim to 'netsol', which I didn't see trademarked. It's great that VeriSign touts its domain protection services, cosmic justic indeed. Donkeys==digital foes?
posted by eddydamascene at 3:32 PM on September 28, 2002


Are all british people like that?
posted by matrix77 at 12:27 AM PST on September 28


Twunt.
posted by dash_slot- at 7:38 PM on September 28, 2002


B3ta, the originators of the donkey prank, are well known for their utter brilliance.

Giant bee b-b-b-bee...
posted by Ptrin at 9:38 PM on September 28, 2002


Hey, giant bee! I had no idea that was the same people. I love giant bee.
posted by mmoncur at 12:43 AM on September 29, 2002


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