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Mr. Laurent N., EuroDNS vs AFNIC - Provisional order (Versailles Court of Justice, Nov. 9 2004)

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11/22/2004

Following the blocking of 4,465 domain names hold in his own name, Mr. Laurent N.
and his registrar EuroDNS issued a summary procedure against the AFNIC before the Versailles Court of Justice.

The case was pleaded in open court on the 9th of November.

During the hearing, several companies intervened on behalf of the AFNIC, in order to obtain the transfer or the removal of undue domain names.

The President of the Court took the matter under advisement until December 14.

As a result, the blocking of the domain names will continue at least until that date.

At the protagonists’ request, Mr. Laurent N. and his registrar EuroDNS asked the Court to admit their commitment to:

accept every transfer or removal of domain names claimed by the companies represented at the hearing;

accept in the future any transfer or removal of domain names claimed rightfully by a company.

Thus, the AFNIC strongly advises individuals or companies considering their legitimacy over a blocked domain name to contact
Mr. Laurent N. and/or EuroDNS, in order to obtain the transfer or the removal of the disputed domain name.

Moreover, any transfer may be demanded from another registrar.

Please keep the AFNIC informed of any mail or phone exchange in order to let us check operations from start to finish.

Here is the copy (in French) of the summary procedure.

Ordonnance de référé du 9 novembre 2004 – Affaire N., EuroDNS / AFNIC  (505 Ko)