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Tindall’s Identity Crisis A Warning

22 April 2002

Tindall’s Identity Crisis A Warning Your Name Is Not Always Your Domain!

Warehouse founder Stephen Tindall’s current internet identity crisis serves as a reminder that your name is not necessarily your domain,” warns Robert Wiles, Chief Executive of New Zealand’s only personal domain name company

Tindell’s plight was highlighted in the Sunday Star Times as a woman has taken on Tindall’s name as a domain name for her personal email address: stephen@stephen

Wiles, whose company gifted guest speakers at last years Knowledge Wave conference, (of which Tindall was a major sponsor) with their own domain names, said while people are unique their names aren’t.

“Pdom’s research shows there are more than 700,000 Stephens and 7000 Tindalls in the USA, so chances are someone else would have secured Stephen.Tindall as a domain name before long anyway.”

Wiles admits this is the first case he has heard of where someone has changed their name to someone else’s by deed pole, to secure a name.

“This case is pretty weird - maybe a world first - but it does serve as a reminder to people that that if they want to secure the name they want on the internet they need to be quick.

“The good news for Tindall is that there are still some very popular domain name extensions available to him.”


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