iambic CEO Apologizes, Relinquishes Controversial Domains
Vidal Graupera, CEO of iambic, Inc., has just released a statement that says his company is relinquishing ownership of the web domains it recently registered with a rival product's name. The company asked Register.com to unregister the domains yesterday. The CEO goes on to apologize for ever registering them and promises to reconsider his company's marketing methods.
Mr. Graupera's statement reads:
I would like to offer an apology for offending people by registering datebk4.com and datebk5.com. This practice was not in keeping with our standards, and we are currently reviewing our marketing methods. We can not estimate how long it will take for the register.com to unregister the domains but we started the process of relinquishing ownership of the two domains on May 9, 2002. iambic is looking forward to getting back to the business of making excellent software and regaining the customer satisfaction we've enjoyed for nearly a decade.On May 2, iambic registered DateBk4.com and DateBk5.com and directed them to its page for its calendar application, Action Names Datebook. DateBk4 and DateBk5 are two versions of a rival calendar application made by Pimlico Software.
This action started a grassroots campaign to get iambic to relinquish the domain names, posting numerous messages to Palm-related messages boards (including here on PIC) to raise awareness in the Palm community and sending emails to iambic asking that it surrender the domains.
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