Re: Lew Pitcher
- From: Lew Pitcher <lpitcher@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2010 13:16:24 -0400
On July 2, 2010 12:49, in comp.os.linux.setup, aragorn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On Friday 02 July 2010 09:42 in comp.os.linux.setup, somebody
identifying as mjt wrote...
On Fri, 2 Jul 2010 00:30:29 -0700 (PDT)
realto <dranyamlr@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
... realto ------> *plonk*
Despite the weird nature of the original post, there *is* indeed someone
who posts to these newsgroups as "Lew Pitcher", but who is not the
*real* Lew Pitcher and who has - or so I gather - stolen a domain from
the real Lew Pitcher.
The guy's name is Roger Maynard and he is posting under Lew's name in
order to defame him.
Just for the record. :-)
But... that's a little bit wrong.
Last October, I legitimately leased the "justlinux.ca" domain name from CIRA
(the Canadian Internet Registration Authority). The previous lessor of the
domain name had terminated ownership a month before, and (after suitable
time and effort) CIRA had made the name available for lease to the general
Shortly afterward, Roger Maynard (the previous lessor) accused me of "bad
faith" in "stealing" his (abandoned) domain name. To force me to give the
name back to him, he leased two domains who's names incorporate my own
name, and proceeded to post (to him, at least) defamatory information on
Since I don't want those domains, and I /do/ want justlinux.ca, I really
don't care /what/ RM does. If it becomes actionable, I'll take legal action
against him (I know where he lives, his phone number, his current
occupation, and everything else I need).
So, no, Roger didn't "steal" any domain names. OTOH, Roger is a confirmed
troll, lier, and attempted blackmailer.
I, on the other hand, didn't "steal" any domain name either. I /leased/ it
from the rightful owner, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority
(cira.ca), when Roger no longer wanted it.
Master Codewright & JOAT-in-training | Registered Linux User #112576
Me: http://pitcher.digitalfreehold.ca/ | Just Linux: http://justlinux.ca/
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