Press release of 24 January 2001:
Was the law broken – and can DIFO cancel domain names?
In January 1997, the Danish Internet suppliers registered a number of the most idiomatic domain names, when the Association of Internet Suppliers released the registration of domain names under the Danish country domain (.dk).
This process was strongly criticised, e.g. in Danish Internet Forum's consultation on cybersquatting in September 2000.
Danish Internet Forum (DIFO) has therefore asked Per Harder, lawyer, to investigate whether criminal or marketing rules were broken in connection with the release of the registration. At the same time, DIFO wants Per Harder to consider whether DIFO can cancel some of the domains registered in January 1997.
Per Harder has previously carried out legal inquiries of the Spar Nord case for the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the VUE (higher education institutions' computer system) project for the Danish Ministry of Education.