Dell sues Paul Dell for

I read Michael Dell’s book when it came out. Mike is no slacker. But as it goes, I doubt he understands the irony of what he is doing to Paul Dell who is being sued by Dell Corporation for his domain name, Paul has agreed to accept financial support from folks who don’t like the idea of what Michael Dell is doing. If another Dell, let’s say “Ahmed Dell” for fun, had a big company making websites 20 years ago, when Michael was in college tinkering with computers in his dorm room, and Michael started “Dell Computers” on the net and registered and, wouldn’t he have been just a little annoyed to have Ahmed come sue him? I would think that Michael, an entrepreneur at heart, wouldn’t be so quick to buy into the feudal system of corporate America.

Soooo… I went over to my favorite domain site,, typed in “Dell” and “Computers” and what appears? Seems that these names, among others, are still available:,,,,,,, and Apparently, the company probably believes it doesn’t have to spend the $9/year to register these domain names, but just wait until someone else does, give them a few years to build up a small business to support their family, and then sue them. Nice tactic. How about firing your IT department for not registering these names instead and leaving Paul Dell alone?

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