Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] Protecting the OWS/IWG domains and namespace from domain squatting and other forms of internet skulduggery
From: Devin Balkind
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 01:55:30 -0400

Yes, the FLO group is planning on collecting info about the all the tech projects being worked on during this week.

I'd like to have a conversation about domain names, etc.  Anyone else?

On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 5:38 PM, AgrajagCO <> wrote:

I'll keep this one brief. I would like to propose the technical
leadership needs to take a look at how to defend your internet
presence from the forthcoming attempts to create confusion around the
movement, its communications, and overall messaging out to the 99%.

A friend that works in the legal side of how internet domain names are
arbitrated and litigated has offered to discuss with technical
leadership what needs to be put in place so that there is legal
footing to crush trolls attempting to confuse your brand or image with
the public.

I realize there is frantic work to get your tools spec'd and online.
As the technical steering and legal issue discussions can begin take
place please let the list know.

Also, is anyone working on tools for the actual technical working
group to start to co-ordinate and manage the scope of solutions your
are putting online?  Is part of what your setting up / building now a
work-space for identifying and cataloging projects and their teams
working on them?

Devin Balkind