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Anti-racists raise funds in attempt to buy SD domain name

Published fredag 16 januari 2015 kl 11.56
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The Swedish Foundation for Internet Infrastructure (.SE) is auctioning off domain names to the highest bidder. Photo: Per Gustafsson, SR.

A person in southern Sweden has teamed up with an anti-racism blog to raise money in order to outbid the Sweden Democrats for the domain name sd.se, newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports.

The Swedish Foundation for Internet Infrastructure recently announced that they would auction off about 350 previously unavailable domain names to the highest bidder, among them was the domain name sd.se, the abbreviation most commonly used for the anti-immigration Sweden Democrat party.

That's when Fredrik Bengtsson decided to raise money to try and buy the domain. So far, the leading bid is at over 140,000 Swedish krona.

It's still unclear whether Fredrik Bengtsson will get to keep the domain name if he wins the auction. A previous case ruled in favour of politician Gudrun Schyman when she wished to reclaim a website with her name that was made up by someone else.

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