spam from

Evan Leibovitch evan-ieNeDk6JonTYtjvyW6yDsg at
Tue Jul 28 16:46:07 UTC 2009

Terrence Enger wrote:
> Greetings,
> I have just received spam purportedly from CIRA in the domain
>  It looks like <> the
> server is in California and the domain status is "Registered And
> Parked Or Redirected".
Thanks for pointing this out.

I will make sure this gets into the right hands at CIRA.

> Having heard here and in a recent TLUG meeting that tries
> hard to protect the .ca TLD, I wonder whether the similarity of
> the originating domain to the well-known can imperil the
> domain registration.
In this case, probably not. You can't claim a trademarkable domain name
on two letters.

But if they were trying to cyber-squat, I think there are some people in
the federal government who will handle this better than you or I could...

>   I do not know who owns the domain,

but CIRA does. It allows you to retain privacy from casual WHOIS
searches but they still keep acurate data internally.

I'll see what I can find out.

- Evan

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