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Re: Should we grab accuvote.com?


I agree with you on this. We should grab both of these domains ASAP!


Guy Lancaster wrote:

> [I just joined this list and I see that I'm one of the last.  Hello
> everybody.]
>   Having joined joined Lorrie Cranor's mailing list a couple weeks ago
> (http://www.research.att.com/~lorrie/voting/), I see that Internet
> voting is a hot topic these days.  There are a lot of people out there
> that believe that anything that makes it easier to vote is a good
> thing.  There are also many people that have reasons to believe that
> it's still a little premature and that we should hold back and really
> think through the ramifications before jumping in.  I belong to the
> latter crowd.
>   However, as a company, we must be sensative to market demands and
> perceptions.  Already we have competitors that will be able to point
> to us and say that we can't do this (http://www.votehere.net/ or
> http://registerhere.net/ and http://www.votation.com/) and arguing
> that the infrastructure isn't ready yet just won't hold water.  The
> truth would seem to be that we don't have a plan (am I wrong?)  I
> suspect that everyone agrees that Internet and equivalent voting
> technologies are the wave of the future so it's just a matter of time
> before we'll have to climb on board.
>   That said, I think we should consider registering the accuvote.com
> domain and probably accu-vote.com while we're at it.  I just checked
> and they're still available.  I don't believe that we have trademarked
> the term Accu-Vote (I could be wrong), but even it we did it's an
> expensive and time consuming process to get the domain back if someone
> else has registered it first.  For now we would just point these
> domains to our current servers and they'd get one of our current Web
> sites.  In the future, accuvote.com would be easier to market as an
> Internet voting site than globalelection.com or dieboldes.com.
>   Registering a domain is simple and costs only US$35 per year or less
> (it's just opened to competition).  If we don't want accuvote.com as a
> company, maybe I'll grab it myself.  It could be worth serious money
> in a couple years...
>             Guy
> ---
> Stirring the pot can be so much fun!