19 Jan 2005, 07:38 PM EST
Msg. 92550 of 92585
(This msg. is a reply to 92546 by xetava.)
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OK, the cat is out of the bag. I reserved both names (and several other variations) when I learned of the proposed name change. JC and whoever else is responsible for the ERHC web site have failed and are failing terribly in their efforts. I have attempted to reach the company and offer my services, to no avail.
On a hunch I checked these domains and found the had not been reserved. So, I secured them myself.
I am going to bring this up during the SH meeting. If ERHC wants the names, I will make an offer, which will be contingent upon the company using my services for a new web site.
Capitalism? Partly... But mainly, I knew if I did not act on our behalf and in our best interest, someone else with a different interest would, quickly.
Let's see what kind of worms crawl out of this can I have opened...
It's apparently quite a can.
The contact name in the WHOIS directory of Network Solutions is given as an address, 1800 Carol Sue Ave., the actual street address of a company that claims to provides Web hosting services. The email address provided was firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also found in a Google search for that address was E-Claim.com, a company which provides Internet services for insurance claims processing, Eagle Consulting Services, and Gretna, La.-based Linder Oil Co., owned by oilman G. Miles Biggs and Roger D. Lindner, which was listed as a creditor in a bankruptcy filing for the Houston-based ENA Upstream Company Inc., a firm in which Enron North America Corp. held most voting stock. ENA Upstream went bankrupt owing $79,141,963.
The Gilmore Petroleum Co., which provides geological services, and the Midland, Tex.-based Clayton Williams Energy Co., listed "care of" Eagle Consulting at 1800 Carol Sue, are also referenced at that address.
According to the filing, the Linder Oil Co. was owed $3,680,970.46 by ENA Upstream, and was the largest of 20 listed creditors owed hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars each.
Internet phone directories list a Terry A. Edwards at a residential address in Slidell, La. The person who identifies himself as stockhocker70 on the message board has frequently referenced Louisiana and the insurance claims business in his posts. The E-claim Website does not list any names of its personnel.