TradeMark Infrignment ~ Complaintsboard.com

from: Karl Zimmerman <karl@steadfast.net>consumer complaints2
to: scamFRAUDalert <scamfraudalert@gmail.com>
date: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 8:44 AM
subject: Re: 2nd Request – Immediate Cease and Desist ~ scamFRAUDalert [Attachment]
mailed-by: steadfast.net
: Important mainly because of your interaction with messages in the conversation.

First of all, this is not our site. I am seeing nothing here indicating any sort of trademark infringement. The items referenced in
http://www.complaintsboard.com/?search=scamfraudalert are all reviews of you and/or your company and is entirely fair use. The image is very clearly nothing associated with your group or business, but the simple and commonly used phrase “Fraud, Scam Alert!” It is not the single phrase of your trademark, and you do not have a trademark on the simple phrases “Fraud” or “Scam Alert.” Can you please demonstrate the likelihood of confusion with your product and this one?

If you want this taken down, please contact the site owner, or file suit. We would gladly comply with a court order, but do not see any infringement at this point.

Karl Zimmerman
President – Steadfast
Managed Cloud & Infrastructure Services
http://steadfast.net

_______________________

from: scamFRAUDalert
to: karl ~ steadfast.net
date: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 8:24 AM
subject: Re: 2nd Request – Immediate Cease and Desist ~ scamFRAUDalert [Attachment]
mailed-by: gmail.com

Absolutely. I had attached a screen shot of the infringement. I shall do this again

http://www.complaintsboard.com/?search=scamfraudalert
http://www.complaintsboard.com/?search=fraud+scam+alert

On December 14, 2012, an imposter registered as “scamfraudalert” and begin using “scamfraudalert” in posts on your site.

ScamFRAUDAlert is Trademark protected. We reserve the right to require any user to cease and desist  the use of our trademark  name “scamfraudalert” in any shape and form. Please cease and desist the use of “scamFRAUDalert” or “scam Fraud or Scams Frauds”  or Archie Garga-Richardson in any form in any publication on www.complaintsboard.com and all other domains you have in your possession across all platforms.

scamfraudalert
Member since Dec 14, 2012
Los Angeles, California
United States

Please refer to links below.

  1. http://www.complaintsboard.com/profile-1025479
  2. http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/who-is-scamfraudalert-archie-richardson-c647490.html
  3. http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/scamfraudalert-archie-richardson-c647409.html
  4. http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/scamfraudalert-archie-richardson-c647390.html
  5. http://www.complaintsboard.com/?search=scamfraudalert

The word “scamfraudalert” is protected under US PATENT and TRADEMARK OFFICE. The use of the words “scamfraudalert” or scam fraud infringes on my trademark. http://trademarks.justia.com/851/27/scamfraudalert-85127480.html
Registration Number: 4014120


Your cooperation would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

scamFRAUDalert

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11 thoughts on “TradeMark Infrignment ~ Complaintsboard.com

  1. SFA Reporter says:

    Address lookup
    canonical name complaintsboard.com.
    aliases
    addresses 50.31.101.22
    Domain Whois record

    Queried whois.internic.net with “dom complaintsboard.com”…

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    Updated Date: 13-apr-2013
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    >>> Last update of whois database: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:54:26 UTC <<<

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    Visit AboutUs.org for more information about complaintsboard.com
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    Registered through: eNom, Inc.

    Domain name: complaintsboard.com

    Registrant Contact:
    Mediolex Ltd.
    Dzianis Beltyukov ()

    Fax:
    Smerla 3-216a
    Riga, NO LV-1079
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    Administrative Contact:
    Mediolex Ltd.
    Dzianis Beltyukov editor.complaintsboard@gmail.com
    +1.2407644863
    Fax:
    Smerla 3-216a
    Riga, NO LV-1006
    LV

    Technical Contact:
    Mediolex Ltd.
    Dzianis Beltyukov editor.complaintsboard@gmail.com
    +1.2407644863
    Fax:
    Smerla 3-216a
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    LV

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    Get Noticed on the Internet! Increase visibility for this domain name by listing it at http://www.whoisbusinesslistings.com

    Network Whois record

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    Comment: abuse@steadfast.net. Reports sent to
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  2. SFA Reporter says:

    from: Karl Zimmerman
    reply-to: karl ~ karl@steadfast.net
    to: scamFRAUDalert
    date: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 7:19 AM
    subject: RE: 2nd Request – Immediate Cease and Desist ~ scamFRAUDalert [Attachment]
    mailed-by: steadfast.net
    : Important mainly because of the people in the conversation.

    That is not a site that we have any ownership of. We do host the domain, they are a customer, but I do not see any use of those specific trademarks at all. Can you please point out or specify where the infringement is.

    Sent from my Samsung phone

  3. scamBUSTER says:

    Is it illegal to hide under an alias?

    Karl Zimmerman hides under an alias and has default judgments and is still collecting money. He may be violating many criminal laws as well.

    18 USC 873 – Blackmail
    “As consideration for not informing receives money.”
    Karl Zimmerman – complaintsboard.com – 50.31.101.22

    18 USC 875 – Interstate communications
    Transmits (internet) communication interstate (internet) with the intent to injure reputation to extort.

    18 USC § 880 – Receiving the proceeds of extortion
    “A person who receives money”
    Sholto Ramsay – reputationmanagementfor.com

    18 USC § 1962 – Prohibited activities (RICO)
    “Collection of an unlawful debt”
    Karl Zimmerman – complaintsboard.com – – 50.31.101.22
    Sholto Ramsay – reputationmanagementfor.com

    FBI
    2111 W. Roosevelt Road
    Chicago, IL 60608
    Phone: (312) 421-6700
    Chicago@ic.fbi.gov

    1. Start out going east on W Roosevelt Rd toward S Damen Ave.Map
    0.7 mi

    2. Turn left onto S Ashland Ave.Map
    S Ashland Ave is 0.1 miles past S Paulina St
    Bank of America Banking Center – Ashland & Rooseve is on the corner
    If you reach S Laflin St you’ve gone about 0.1 miles too far
    0.6 mi

    3. Turn right onto W Congress Pky.Map
    W Congress Pky is just past W Harrison St
    If you reach W Van Buren St you’ve gone a little too far
    0.03 mi

    4. Merge onto I-290 E / IL-110 E / Eisenhower Expy E via the ramp on the left.Map
    1.5 mi

    5. I-290 E / IL-110 E / Eisenhower Expy E becomes W Congress Pky.Map
    0.2 mi

    6. Turn right onto S Wells St.Map

    Tutto Italiano Ristorante is on the corner
    If you reach S Financial Pl you’ve gone a little too far
    0.2 mi

    7. 725 S WELLS ST 8TH FL is on the left.Map
    Your destination is 0.1 miles past W Harrison St
    If you reach W Polk St you’ve gone a little too far

    Karl Zimmerman – AKA Elizabeth Arden
    https://plus.google.com/109587828645472099862/posts
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/zimmermankarl
    https://www.facebook.com/steadfastkarl
    725 S Wells St.
    8th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60607
    (312) 602-2688

    Elizabeth Arden – complaintsboard.com
    Walton International Group (USA), Inc. v. Elizabeth Arden, and Does 1-20,
    Case No. C09-04721-JF
    Default Judgment: October 2, 2009

    Xcentric Ventures, L.L.C v. Elizabeth Arden d/b/a complainntsboard.com,
    Case No. 2:08-cv-2299-HRH
    Default Judgment: October 22, 2009

    Green Bullion Financial Services v. Michelle M. Liberis, and individual,
    Consumer Media, LLC d/b/a consumerist.com Elizabeth Arden,
    d/b/a complaintsboard.com, Case No. 09-014536
    Default Judgment: November 23, 2009

    Sholto Ramsay – reputationmanagementfor.com
    Keepers Cottage
    Alresford, Hants SO249TB
    GB
    management@helpmego.to

    2 weeks ago
    Report Abuse

    Additional Details
    FBI
    8000 E 36th Ave, Denver, CO 80238-2831

    1. Start out going east on E 36th Ave toward N Ulster St.Map
    0.05 mi

    2. Take the 1st right onto N Ulster St.Map
    0.1 mi

    3. Turn right onto E 35th Ave.Map
    0.5 mi

    4. Turn left onto Quebec St / CO-35 S.Map
    Quebec St is 0.2 miles past Syracuse St
    A Fisher 1 Limousine is on the corner
    If you reach Poplar St you’ve gone a little too far
    0.3 mi

    5. Take the 2nd right onto Martin Luther King Blvd.Map
    Martin Luther King Blvd is 0.1 miles past E 33rd Ave
    If you reach E 30th Ave you’ve gone about 0.1 miles too far
    2.0 mi

    6. Turn left onto Colorado Blvd / CO-2 S.Map
    Colorado Blvd is just past Albion St
    Garfield Montessori School is on the corner
    If you reach Madison St you’ve gone about 0.2 miles too far
    3.1 mi

    7. Turn right onto E 1st Ave.Map
    E 1st Ave is 0.1 miles past E 2nd Ave
    If you reach E Ellsworth Ave you’ve gone about 0.1 miles too far
    0.7 mi

    8. 100 FI

  4. scamBUSTER says:

    International Criminal Court
    http://www.icc-cpi.int/en_menus/icc/Pages/default.aspx

    Federal, State and Local US Government charges fees for Public Records. Webmaster’s DoS attack (automated throttling) and steal data from all levels of government to be used to extort US citizen’s. The US government continues to create new victims daily and refuses to stop the extortionist and refuses to allow citizen’s to buy their freedom from the US Government’s repression.

    18 USC 1030 – Fraud and related activity in connection with computers
    (2) intentionally accesses a computer without authorization or exceeds authorized access, and thereby obtains
    (C) information from any protected computer;

    18 USC § 641 – Public money, property or records
    1. Whoever steals or purloins public records.
    2. Whoever knowingly converts public records to their use.
    3. Without authority sells public records.
    3. Without authority conveys (internet) public records.

    Internet Spyware (I-SPY) Prevention Act of 2007
    Intentionally obtains (steals/screen scraps), or transmits (internet) to another person information with the intent to defraud (unpublish/repair reputation).

    18 USC 2319 – Criminal infringement of a copyright
    17 USC 506 – Criminal offenses
    “For purposes of commercial advantage (website) or private financial gain (money).”

    Governmental Prima Facie Evidence of name and likeness copyright:
    State Certified Birth Certificate, State Drivers License, US Passport and other government documents and records created to identify and validate name and likeness.

    Bizarre logic and reasoning the documents are valid legal documents to show for proof of name and likeness, but become invalid to show proof of name and likeness for copyright or rights of publicity for the individual.

    18 USC § 1593A – Benefitting financially from peonage, slavery, and trafficking in persons
    Individuals are forced to earn money and pay extortion demands to Webmaster’s. When individuals buy their freedom they are relisted on an ancillary site.

    18 USC 2261A – Stalking
    (2) with the intent
    (A) to kill, injure, harass, or place under surveillance with intent to kill, injure, harass, or intimidate, or cause substantial emotional distress to a person in another State or tribal jurisdiction or within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States; or
    (i) that person;
    (ii) a member of the immediate family (as defined in section 1151 of that person; or
    (iii) a spouse or intimate partner of that person;

    Unlawfully using ones name and likeness online is the most persistent and consistent form of stalking it’s 24/7/365 global harassment.

    18 USC 873 – Blackmail
    “As consideration for not informing receives money.”
    Elizabeth Arden – complaintsboard.com

    18 USC 875 – Interstate communications
    Transmits (internet) communication interstate (internet) with the intent to injure reputation to extort.

    18 USC § 880 – Receiving the proceeds of extortion
    “A person who receives money”
    Sholto Ramsay – reputationmanagementfor.com
    Sholto Ramsay, CEO Helpmego.to Ltd
    HelpMeGo.to Limited
    Address 55 Constitution Street
    Edinburgh EH6 7BG
    United Kingdom
    ________________________________

    HELPMEGO.TO LIMITED
    9 REFORM STREET
    BLAIRGOWRIE
    PERTHSHIRE
    UNITED KINGDOM
    PH10 6BD
    Company No. SC179215
    _______________________________

    Revenue: $25 mil. – $50 mil.
    Employees: 100 – 250
    Industry: Advertising & Marketing , Business Services

    Company Description:
    The company was formed in 2002. We specialise in online Hospitality and Tourism marketing. The team has come together we different strengths and skills so that we can offer you a complete and valuble service.
    Treat us as your 3rd profession – you virtual marketing department. We want you to feel like you can pick up the phone and talk to us about your marketing issues and future plans.

    18 USC § 1962 – Prohibited activities (RICO)
    “Collection of an unlawful debt”
    Elizabeth Arden – complaintsboard.com
    Sholto Ramsay – reputationmanagementfor.com

    2 weeks ago
    Report Abuse

    Additional Details
    The Wizard of Oz
    David Letterman had a 24 hour response time from time of reporting he was being blackmailed to time of arrest by the FBI.

    USA has collapsed online the government cowaries under DoS attacks (automated throttling) while Webmaster’s steal their data, emblems and badges to reuse on their website to set up their individual Domain Name Countries.

    Dorothy (US Citizen’s) enters the Land of Oz (internet) a fantasy realm under the rule of one Monarch (DOC). Dorothy who is off to see the Wizard (Webmaster) on the yellow brick road (US Law) encounters the Scarecrow (DOJ) who if he only had a brain would know that offenders who steal, defame and slander pays the injured party (Reputation Repair).

    Dorothy continues her journey she meets the Tin Men (FBI) who can not move or respond at all, “if they only had a heart.” All together skipping along they meet the Cowardly Lion (Legislative Branch) who is enacting laws to send Dorothy off to see the Wizard (Webmaster)…

    Departmen

    2 weeks ago
    Elizabeth Arden – complaintsboard.com
    Walton International Group (USA), Inc. v. Elizabeth Arden, and Does 1-20,
    Case No. C09-04721-JF
    Default Judgment: October 2, 2009

    Xcentric Ventures, L.L.C v. Elizabeth Arden d/b/a complainntsboard.com,
    Case No. 2:08-cv-2299-HRH
    Default Judgment: October 22, 2009

    Green Bullion Financial Services v. Michelle M. Liberis, and individual,
    Consumer Media, LLC d/b/a consumerist.com Elizabeth Arden,
    d/b/a complaintsboard.com, Case No. 09-014536
    Default Judgment: November 23, 2009

    Sholto Ramsay – reputationmanagementfor.com
    Keepers Cottage
    Alresford, Hants SO249TB
    GB
    management@helpmego.to

    HELPMEGO.TO LIMITED
    9 REFORM STREET
    BLAIRGOWRIE
    PERTHSHIRE
    UNITED KINGDOM
    PH10 6BD
    Company No. SC179215

  5. scamBUSTER says:

    http://karmasrilanka.com
    Sri Lanka Holidays Tours Hotels & Resorts | Ayurveda | Srilanka Beach Resorts & travel
    Owner: sholto Ramsay
    _____________________________________________
    Registration Service Provided By: Namecheap.com
    Contact: support@namecheap.com
    Visit: http://namecheap.com

    Domain name: karmasrilanka.com
    Registrant Contact:
    sholto Ramsay
    Fax:
    Keepers Cottage
    Alresford, Hants SO249TB
    GB

    Administrative Contact:
    sholto Ramsay (management@helpmego.to)
    +1.08700112201
    Fax: +1.5555555555
    Keepers Cottage
    Alresford, Hants SO249TB
    GB

    Technical Contact:
    sholto Ramsay management@helpmego.to
    +1.08700112201
    Fax: +1.5555555555
    Keepers Cottage
    Alresford, Hants SO249TB
    GB

    Status: Locked

    Name Servers:
    dns1.nettica.com
    dns2.nettica.com
    dns3.nettica.com
    dns4.nettica.com
    dns5.nettica.com

    Creation date: 02 Feb 2011 12:15:00
    Expiration date: 02 Feb 2014 07:15:00

    We reserve the right to modify these terms at any time. By submitting
    this query, you agree to abide by these terms.
    Version 6.3 4/3/2002

  6. SFA Reporter says:

    CM Jayan
    Copywriter-Content writer and Social Media Marketing, Coching
    Business Writer at Content/Technical and Business writer

    Past – Business Writer at Digital Marketing Consultant (Freelance)
    Content Writing at Helpmego.To
    Technical Writer at Millennium IT Inc.

  7. SFA Reporter says:

    http://www.marketinghotelsonline.co.uk, 5 July 2013 [cached]
    Sholto Ramsay – Managing Director
    Sholto is a co-founder of HelpMeGo. o Ltd and is responsible for managing the business and developing relationships with key partners and customers.
    Sholto is an experienced Internet business leader with ten years of experience of the Internet and related marketing technologies.
    He helped coordinate one of the first UK conferences on the Internet at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in 1993 which demonstrated the Mosaic browser for the first time. At the ICA he established an award winning website which was among the first in the UK. He later went on to build the New Media Centre with Sun Microsystems, developing a path breaking personalised website with Broadvision and an innovative cultural programme with Cap Gemini among others.
    After gaining an MBA at Imperial College Management School in London, he joined Freeserve as General Manager of Freeserve Auctions which he then established. He was later appointed Strategy Director.
    In 2001, he joined the Union Advertising Agency in Edinburgh as New Media Director.

  8. SFA Reporter says:
  9. SFA Reporter says:

    To: nettime
    Subject: Re: The User is the Content – success
    From: Sholto Ramsay Sholto@icarts.demon.co.uk
    Date: Thu, 25 Sep 1997 18:36:56 +0500
    In-Reply-To:
    Sender: owner-nettime-l {AT} Desk.nl

    I find John’s critique of “success” problematic in so far as he seems to march in another direction and excoriate entertainment media as wholly unsuccessful with a grammar equally befitting a torture chamber. the role and all permeating quality of US media is not in doubt, but the impact cannot be denounced as clearly as he states. terry eagleton, after he escaped from formalism warned against determinism. John Horvarth’s argument
    with its dire predictions seems highly determined in so far as it positions US mass entertainment as a (the) cause of chronic social ills.

    Do the many US families beneath the poverty line suffer from apathy caused by mass entertainment, do they even own the TVs? Doesn’t mass media set off and
    represent the vertiginous, uncontrollable experience of capitalism perfectly.

    [I had] failed to comprehend was the irony of it all [about the success of the US entertainment media]

    I had not failed to note the irony; what I was questioning is what you regard by the term “success”, which is one reason I gave a reference to Jeremy Seabrook’s article (and which is one reason why John Perry Barlow thinks I’m complaining).

    In it he (Seabrook) argues that American media is not a success; it is an illusion that makes people act against their own interest. Yes, for the producers of this entertainment media, as well as those oiling the wheels of this machine, it might appear to be a success. But to those who have this entertainment media shoved down their throat, it’s not.

    The values and images it creates makes people insecure, for they can never attain the levels of prosperity or glamour that they see before them.

    Furthermore, others become addicted to it like a drug in such a way that crime (because of the consumption element), political apathy, and social irresponsibility is the result.

    sholto Ramsay
    Head of Video and New Media
    Institute of Contemporary Arts
    12 carlton house terrace. london sw1 5ah uk
    44 171 930 0493 fax 44 171 873 0051
    mailto:video {AT} icarts.demon.co.uk
    http://www.ica.org.uk

  10. SFA Reporter says:

    Address lookup
    canonical name reputationmanagementfor.com.
    aliases
    addresses 46.137.175.199
    Domain Whois record

    Queried whois.internic.net with “dom reputationmanagementfor.com”…

    Domain Name: REPUTATIONMANAGEMENTFOR.COM
    Registrar: DOMAIN.COM, LLC
    Whois Server: whois.domain.com
    Referral URL: http://www.domain.com
    Name Server: DNS1.NETTICA.COM
    Name Server: DNS2.NETTICA.COM
    Name Server: DNS3.NETTICA.COM
    Name Server: DNS4.NETTICA.COM
    Name Server: DNS5.NETTICA.COM
    Status: ok
    Updated Date: 08-jul-2013
    Creation Date: 23-jul-2009
    Expiration Date: 23-jul-2014

    >>> Last update of whois database: Sun, 11 Aug 2013 22:35:12 UTC <<<

    Queried whois.domain.com with "reputationmanagementfor.com"…

    Registrant:
    Domain Privacy Group
    10 Corporate Drive
    Suite 300
    Burlington, MA 01803
    US

    Domain name: REPUTATIONMANAGEMENTFOR.COM

    Administrative Contact:
    Privacy Group, Domain reputationmanagementfor.com@domainprivacygroup.com
    10 Corporate Drive
    Suite 300
    Burlington, MA 01803
    US
    +1.6027165339
    Technical Contact:
    Privacy Group, Domain reputationmanagementfor.com@domainprivacygroup.com
    10 Corporate Drive
    Suite 300
    Burlington, MA 01803
    US
    +1.6027165339

    Registration Service Provider:
    Dotster.com, support@dotster-inc.com
    +1.8004015250
    This company may be contacted for domain login/passwords,
    DNS/Nameserver changes, and general domain support questions.

    Registrar of Record: Domain.com
    Record last updated on 08-Jul-2013.
    Record expires on 23-Jul-2014.
    Record created on 23-Jul-2009.

    Domain servers in listed order:
    DNS1.NETTICA.COM
    DNS5.NETTICA.COM
    DNS4.NETTICA.COM
    DNS2.NETTICA.COM
    DNS3.NETTICA.COM

    Domain status: ok

    This domain's privacy is protected by domainprivacygroup.com. To reach the domain contacts, please go to http://www.domainprivacygroup.com and follow the instructions.

    Network Whois record

    Queried whois.ripe.net with "-B 46.137.175.199"…

    % Information related to '46.137.128.0 – 46.137.191.255'

    % Abuse contact for '46.137.128.0 – 46.137.191.255' is 'ec2-abuse@Amazon.com'

    inetnum: 46.137.128.0 – 46.137.191.255
    netname: AMAZON-EU-AWS
    descr: Amazon Web Services, Elastic Compute Cloud, EC2, EU
    remarks: The activity you have detected originates from a
    dynamic hosting environment.
    For fastest response, please submit abuse reports at
    http://aws-portal.amazon.com/gp/aws/html-forms-controller/contactus/AWSAbuse
    For more information regarding EC2 see:
    http://ec2.amazonaws.com/
    All reports MUST include:
    * src IP
    * dest IP (your IP)
    * dest port
    * Accurate date/timestamp and timezone of activity
    * Intensity/frequency (short log extracts)
    * Your contact details (phone and email)
    Without these we will be unable to
    identify the correct owner of the IP address at that
    point in time.
    country: IE
    admin-c: ADSI2-RIPE
    tech-c: AENO1-RIPE
    tech-c: AEA61-RIPE
    status: ASSIGNED PA
    mnt-by: MNT-ADSI
    mnt-domains: MNT-ADSI
    changed: ripe-interest@amazon.com 20101202
    source: RIPE

    role: Amazon Data Services Ireland Technical Role Account
    address: Amazon Data Services Ireland
    address: Digital Depot
    address: Thomas Street
    address: Dublin 8
    address: Ireland
    mnt-by: MNT-ADSI
    e-mail: ripe-interest@amazon.com
    admin-c: MA11338-RIPE
    tech-c: AJ176-RIPE
    nic-hdl: ADSI2-RIPE
    changed: mazinger@amazon.com 20120308
    source: RIPE

    role: Amazon EC2 Abuse
    address: 1200 12th Avenue South
    Seattle
    WA
    US
    mnt-by: MNT-ADSI
    e-mail: ec2-abuse@amazon.com
    admin-c: TW510-RIPE
    tech-c: ADSI2-RIPE
    nic-hdl: AEA61-RIPE
    changed: kuyper@amazon.com 20081119
    source: RIPE

    role: Amazon EC2 Network Operations
    address: 1200 12th Avenue South
    Seattle
    WA
    US
    mnt-by: MNT-ADSI
    e-mail: aes-noc@amazon.com
    admin-c: TW510-RIPE
    tech-c: ADSI2-RIPE
    nic-hdl: AENO1-RIPE
    changed: sheehan@amazon.com 20081119
    source: RIPE

    % This query was served by the RIPE Database Query Service version 1.67.4 (WHOIS1)

    DNS records
    name class type data time to live
    reputationmanagementfor.com IN A 46.137.175.199 3600s (01:00:00)
    reputationmanagementfor.com IN NS dns2.nettica.com 3600s (01:00:00)
    reputationmanagementfor.com IN NS dns3.nettica.com 3600s (01:00:00)
    reputationmanagementfor.com IN NS dns4.nettica.com 3600s (01:00:00)
    reputationmanagementfor.com IN NS dns5.nettica.com 3600s (01:00:00)
    reputationmanagementfor.com IN NS dns1.nettica.com 3600s (01:00:00)
    reputationmanagementfor.com IN SOA
    server: dns1.nettica.com
    email: hostmaster@nettica.com
    serial: 47
    refresh: 21600
    retry: 7200
    expire: 604800
    minimum ttl: 3600
    3600s (01:00:00)
    reputationmanagementfor.com IN MX
    preference: 20
    exchange: mx2.emailsrvr.com
    3600s (01:00:00)
    reputationmanagementfor.com IN MX
    preference: 10
    exchange: mx1.emailsrvr.com
    3600s (01:00:00)
    199.175.137.46.in-addr.arpa IN PTR ec2-46-137-175-199.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com 300s (00:05:00)
    175.137.46.in-addr.arpa IN SOA
    server: dns-external-master.amazon.com
    email: root@amazon.com
    serial: 23
    refresh: 3600
    retry: 900
    expire: 604800
    minimum ttl: 900
    900s (00:15:00)
    175.137.46.in-addr.arpa IN RRSIG
    type covered: NSEC (47)
    algorithm: RSA/SHA-1 (5)
    labels: 5
    original ttl: 7200 (02:00:00)
    signature expiration: 2013-09-10 10:01:12Z
    signature inception: 2013-08-11 09:01:12Z
    key tag: 13338
    signer's name: 46.in-addr.arpa
    signature:
    (1024 bits)

    677A743E41E72ED80417F107EC52A7DA
    557344456437ACE301F7AD1B6DD25FE9
    EE801DCB2C003BE784B433767E0058CD
    7B1CFA3C06D7F10B3543F4415D13AEB8
    A7CCBD9F0E37BBA062F542E950E53EFB
    742A96B13AEBB143B2F577E6A8F7FE6A
    F534303B797180B3FF906C20B1D064A9
    F6596CA8D77E3AF7DA2CC9FBC32C95CF

    7200s (02:00:00)
    175.137.46.in-addr.arpa IN NSEC
    next domain name: 176.137.46.in-addr.arpa
    record types: NS RRSIG NSEC
    7200s (02:00:00)
    175.137.46.in-addr.arpa IN NS pdns5.ultradns.info 900s (00:15:00)
    175.137.46.in-addr.arpa IN NS pdns1.ultradns.net 900s (00:15:00)
    175.137.46.in-addr.arpa IN NS pdns6.ultradns.co.uk 900s (00:15:00)
    175.137.46.in-addr.arpa IN NS pdns3.ultradns.org 900s (00:15:00)
    175.137.46.in-addr.arpa IN NS pdns4.ultradns.org 900s (00:15:00)
    175.137.46.in-addr.arpa IN NS pdns2.ultradns.net 900s (00:15:00)

    — end —

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