Last week went MDG-politician and bystyrerepresentant in Oslo, Eivind Trædal, hard out against the "Yes to the car"-chief Jarle Aabø, after Aabø registered nettdomenet eivindtredal.no. The case received a lot of attention, and now it turns out that Aabø has given the domain further to an individual with the exact same name as Trædal.
This is evidenced by the information on the websites of the domeneoplysningssiden NORID, as well as documentation Dagbladet is sent from the MDG-Trædals namesake.Hard out against the "navnetyv":
- Bunnivå in the political method
Aabø and the members of the Facebook group he manages, Yes to the car, as is well known, a very focussed opponent of the policy to the MDGS. Aabø told last week on Facebook that, among other things, he sits on several thousand screenshots of what he thinks is "hetsende" statements from MDG-members.
These screenshots are collected over several years, he said, and Aabø wanted to publish them on the eivindtredal.no.- Made in bad faith
Many reacted strongly to the stunt, and Trædal even called made up "a bunnivå in the political method". MDG-profile got the support of one of Norway's leading legal specialists in freedom of expression, law and social media, Jon Wessel-Aas. He believed that Aabø not have the right to sit on a domain named the same as a private person.
- You can't register someone else's personal name as a domain if it is made in bad faith, stated Wessel-Aas, and was referring to that Aabø wanted to publish content that can be negative for Trædal and MDG.Took a new turn
Trædal to consider the complaint Aabø to the committee, but such appeal costs almost six thousand dollars. On Tuesday, it appeared that the issue was resolved by itself when Charles Trædals namesake, Eivind Trædal, got in touch with the MDG-politician.
today we meet for the first time, to celebrate that we have got the website our back, type MDG-Trædal on Facebook Tuesday.
- Jarle Aabø contacted my namesake before the weekend and offered him control over the domains, so that he did not have to give them back to me, claiming the MDGS-Trædal.
MDG-Trædals namesake had been domenekrangelen, and was therefore in contact with a proposal, he writes in an sms to Dagbladet.
Towards the MDG-Trædal offered him that the two own the domain together.
- It is, after all, our name. We have not yet decided what we want to use these highly sought-after urls. It is very nice to finally meet a namesake, and to drop to punge out for a round in the dispute, says a clearly relieved MDG-Trædal on Facebook.- He would have the address
Last week thought Aabø that he was criticized on the wrong basis. When should eivindtredal.en is used for the purpose as the "document of our political history in social media ukommentert". Today however, he made up for a PR stunt.
Aabø denies that he gave the domain name to the namesake Trædal, in the purpose to avoid having to give the domain to the MDG-Trædal:
In november of last year when we registered the domains, we knew that there are two Eivind Trædal. Last Friday approached we Trædal, and he confirmed later in writing that he would like to have the web address that we just used in connection with a delightful PR stunt. Monday was overdragelsesdokumentene signed, type Aabø in an e-mail to Dagbladet.He is no rabulist. He is a good, old-fashioned tormentor Comment