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[arin-ppml] Apology requested from Christopher Mettin and theGymnasium Querfurt High School

The actual domain of the Public Root is public-root.com. So they wouldn't
need any publicroot.org.

 

And considering that there is a difference between the Public Root (Ltd.)
and PublicRoot Consortium, whatever a consortium is, and the fact that there
are sold WHOIS information on there and the contact mail address shown on
this website is a private home address, I would say that last one is a
little basement project by Joe Baptista.

 

This website says also that the Public Root was created in 2005 what is not
true, it existed already in the 1990s and is working with INAIC since 2004.
So the real domain public-root.com has been already registered for years
before this faked site showed up on the web. 

 

From: Walter Keen [mailto:walter.keen at rainierconnect.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 7:24 PM
To: Christopher Mettin
Cc: 'Kyle Banks'; arin-ppml at arin.net
Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Apology requested from Christopher Mettin and
theGymnasium Querfurt High School

 

Not sure about other areas of the world, but in the US, it is quite common
to:
Have a consultant come in to do a assessment/design of an internal or public
network, including registering domains, because the client simply doesn't
understand or doesn't want to do it themselves. (Not sure if this is the
case, as I don't really know much about public root at all)

It's also quite common here for, when people (consultants or employees) walk
out after uncovering illegal activities, for the company to consider them
'fired' under whatever policy they feel justified using.

I can also speak from personal experience that almost all consultants I've
dealt with get an internal email address, if nothing else for security
reasons.  Why send information to your consultant and have it go off to some
other mail server when it may contain sensitive information.

That's my .02 on the subject.  I don't think there's really any proof of
misrepresentation, from my point of view, all of it could be explained by
typical consulting work and a disgruntled company.

Now where's that ignore thread option......

Christopher Mettin wrote: 

>I do not feel that he misidentified himself, See point 2 of his request for
an apology

 

He was fired in 2005, whatever he worked as for INAIC.

 

> There are, however, limitations on domains that used, or squatted on I.E.
anycelebrityname.com usually can't

> be acquired by just any user, without providing identification/
authorization to act on that celebrity's behalf.

 

But anyone can register any domain. And according to the domain WHOIS, he
registered the domain himself:

 

Domain ID:D107958839-LROR

Domain Name:PUBLICROOT.ORG

Created On:25-Oct-2005 19:00:01 UTC

Last Updated On:20-Oct-2009 01:50:41 UTC

Expiration Date:25-Oct-2010 19:00:01 UTC

Sponsoring Registrar:GoDaddy.com, Inc. (R91-LROR)

Status:CLIENT DELETE PROHIBITED

Status:CLIENT RENEW PROHIBITED

Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED

Status:CLIENT UPDATE PROHIBITED

Registrant ID:GODA-014857820

Registrant Name:Joe Baptista

Registrant Organization:The Public Root Consortium

Registrant Street1:5921 Agean Drive

Registrant Street2:

Registrant Street3:

Registrant City:Mississauga

Registrant State/Province:Ontario

Registrant Postal Code:L5M 6Y3

Registrant Country:CA

Registrant Phone:+1.2025171593

Registrant Phone Ext.:

Registrant FAX:+1.5094790084

Registrant FAX Ext.:

Registrant Email:baptista at publicroot.org

 

So if he was just a consultant, why does he own the domain of the company he
worked for. That makes me believe he this is not the official domain of the
Public Root. 

 

 

From: Kyle Banks [mailto:kbanks at giantcomm.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 6:43 PM
To: 'Christopher Mettin'; 'Joe Baptista'; arin-ppml at arin.net
Subject: RE: [arin-ppml] Apology requested from Christopher Mettin and
theGymnasium Querfurt High School

 

"the miss-identification as employee of the Public Root, a registered
British company (see his email address for that)."

 

I do not feel that he misidentified himself, See point 2 of his request for
an apology

 

2) I was never an employee of the Public-Root. I was a consultant since
2003. And I was not fired. I walked out along with other consultants because
of the criminal activity uncovered by me - being mainly the embezzlement of
funds, money laundering and tax evasion by senior executive staff

 

As for his E-mail address, being employed by an ISP that provides E-mail
hosting, I know first hand that anyone, anywhere can request whatever
username they would like for an E-mail address (providing the limitations of
the policies set forth by the provider.) There are, however, limitations on
domains that used, or squatted on I.E. anycelebrityname.com usually can't be
acquired by just any user, without providing identification/ authorization
to act on that celebrity's behalf.

 

And in the words of Forest Gump

"that's all I really got to say about that"

 

 

 

K. Vincent Banks

Service/Technical Representative

Giant Communications

785-362-9331 EXT. 108

kbanks at giantcomm.net

 

 

-- Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be
disappointed--Benjamin Franklin

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From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On
Behalf Of Christopher Mettin
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 11:28 AM
To: 'Joe Baptista'; arin-ppml at arin.net
Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Apology requested from Christopher Mettin and
theGymnasium Querfurt High School

 

Everything I said about Joe Baptista entirely true and confirmed by
evidences and statements by several other people. I hereby request to
dismiss Joe Baptista from the ARIN mailing list for the falsification of
documents and the miss-identification as employee of the Public Root, a
registered British company (see his email address for that).

 

 We received a dozen emails a day in September from Joe Baptista, I see no
point why this should not be called spamming.

 

The clarify, we did not buy a TLD that we know won't ever be accessible by
everyone (except all Internet users queried the Public Root for DNS
resolution).  The TLD was given to us for educational purposes and in return
to open the TLD registration to other people on our site.

 

Further, Public Root, as a British company, and INAIC, a New York-based
company, exist and full-fill the service they offer. Their TLD and root
services are widely known as alternative, even Wikipedia has a section about
them on their alternative roots articles. So far this cannot be called a
scam, rather Joe Baptista is the spam ignoring Canadian court orders.

 

For all the times this global network shall exist, the World shall have
knowledge about the activities of the Internet terrorist Joe Baptista.

 

Sources: http://inaic.com/index.php?p=internet-terror

http://whocalled.us/lookup/4169126551

 

 

From: publicroot.info at gmail.com [mailto:publicroot.info at gmail.com] On Behalf
Of Joe Baptista
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 6:04 PM
To: Christopher Mettin
Cc: arin-ppml at arin.net
Subject: Apology requested from Christopher Mettin and the Gymnasium
Querfurt High School

 


Dear Christopher and ARIN community:

I am requesting a public apology from you Christopher Mettin and your
organization the Gymnasium Querfurt High School for calling me an Internet
terrorist, a liar and other libelous, slanderous and defamatory statements
made by you in a public forum against me.

Also Christopher please do not jump the gun and make this decision on your
own. Kindly consult your supervisor and principle with respect to my request
and take the time to show them my request as well as the statements made by
you on behalf of your school against me.

For the record I will now respond to the allegations made against me by Mr.
Mettin.

1) I am not an "Internet terrorist". This claim by Mr. Mettin below is not
only false but seriously libelous, slanderous and defamatory.

2) I was never an employee of the Public-Root. I was a consultant since
2003. And I was not fired. I walked out along with other consultants because
of the criminal activity uncovered by me - being mainly the embezzlement of
funds, money laundering and tax evasion by senior executive staff.

3) I never attacked Christopher's Gymnasium Querfurt High School. This claim
is also false, libelous, slanderous and defamatory. I did attempt to email
senior staff and also called by phone but was unable to get in touch with
anyone except Mr. Mettin. I therefore have no idea if school staff know what
Mr. Mettin is up to as I have been unable to contact a responsible adult at
the school.

4) Mr. Mettin's claims that the PublicRoot Consortium does not exist are
false. The PublicRoot Consortium is organized as an unincorporated trust in
Canada.

5) Mr. Mettin's claims below that his schools only involvement with the
people who run the INAIC.com web site was to be "assigned a (top-level)
domain by a company affiliated with the Public Root Ltd." is false. The
top-level domain the Gymnasium Querfurt High School purchased from them is
GQNET - a copy of the whois for this domain is attached at the end of this
message as Appendix A.

But as members here have pointed out Mr. Mettin's forgot to mention that the
Gymnasium Querfurt High School also sells TLDs for these shell companies and
non existent organizations.

6) Mr. Mettin's claims that my actions resulted in the shut down of a
company are partially true. My actions resulted in the business failure of
at least three companies and the investigation of a number of individuals
for criminal acts being tax evasion and money laundering. Some individuals
involved in these investigations have settled with the Dutch tax
authorities.

We also had the full support of the Turkish Government and SITA, as well as
a number of other influential people, organization and countries. That
support evaporated when I when public and blew the whistle.

As a result of my actions fewer people ended up loosing their money in this
scam which was my intention.

7) Mr. Mettin's claims that I lie are also false, libelous, slanderous and
defamatory.

regards
joe baptista

On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 8:55 PM, Christopher Mettin
<cmettin at gqbc-online.com> wrote:

ARIN Community,

The following message was sent recently to the ARIN mailing list by an
Internet terrorist known as Joe Baptista.

>OK - before someone end up donating addresses and gets involved in a fraud
- I think it's time for a little >backgrounder on Christopher Mettin.
>
>http://bit.ly/87Yjir
>
>What Chris needs are a few blocks of /24 to setup a root system based on
what I know of him. Thats what I think >he is going on about - that they
need fixed IP. About the only protocol widely used still requiring fixed IP
>for the root cache.
>
>Be careful I have been unable to confirm what he is doing is even
authorized by the school. If you feel so >inclined to provide /24 blocks to
them - make sure a responsible adult from the school signs on the dotted
>line, takes responsibility and absolves you of any legal liability.
>
>I do however support his initial point. These are only numbers and ARIN
RIPE APNIC et. al. are making a killing >for just providing a database
function - the rest as far as I can see is mainly hype and make work
projects. I >think thats been mentioned before.

A few months ago my school has been attacked by this guy. He did already
make an entire company shut down. His best weapons are lies.

All that started when he was fired by the Public Root in 2005. We have been
assigned a domain by a company affiliated with the Public Root Ltd. and so
we became a major target to him. He sends his emails from a domain
publishing a website of a "PublicRoot Consortium" which does not exist. The
contact address of this consortium is a private home in an Ontarian suburb.
Sending emails using this domain he tries to make people believe he is an
official employee of the Public Root.

The IP addresses shall be in no way used with any root system.

For further reference on Joe Baptista, see
http://inaic.com/index.php?p=news-25-08-2008.

Sincerely yours,

Christopher Mettin
Gymnasium Querfurt High School

 

  


APPENDIX A: whois -h whois.inaic.net GQNET

Corporate TLD (cTLD): .GQNET
     TLD Status: Active
     TLD Register Date: 13-05-2009
     TLD Updated: 29-05-2009
     TLD Expire Date: 13-05-2010
     Preferred Domain Name Registry: GQnet ( http://gqbc-online.com )

TLD Registrant:
     Name: Christopher Mettin
     Company name: Gymnasium Querfurt High School
     Address: An der Geistpromenade 29
     City: Quefurt
     State: 
     Zip: 06268
     Country: Germany
     Phone: +49.347.712.2226
     Cell phone: 
     Fax: +49.347.712.8826
     Email: cmettin at gqbc-online.com

TLD Administrative contact:
     Name: Christopher Mettin
     Company name: Gymnasium Querfurt High School
     Address: An der Geistpromenade 29
     City: Quefurt
     State: 
     Zip: 06268
     Country: Germany
     Phone: +49.347.712.2226
     Cell phone: 
     Fax: +49.347.712.8826
     Email: cmettin at gqbc-online.com

TLD Technical contact:
     Name: Christopher Mettin
     Company name: Gymnasium Querfurt High School
     Address: An der Geistpromenade 29
     City: Quefurt
     State: 
     Zip: 06268
     Country: Germany
     Phone: +49.347.712.2226
     Cell phone: 
     Fax: +49.347.712.8826
     Email: cmettin at gqbc-online.com

TLD Billing contact:
     Name: Christopher Mettin
     Company name: Gymnasium Querfurt High School
     Address: An der Geistpromenade 29
     City: Quefurt
     State: 
     Zip: 06268
     Country: Germany
     Phone: +49.347.712.2226
     Cell phone: 
     Fax: +49.347.712.8826
     Email: cmettin at gqbc-online.com

TLD Servers:
     TLD Server1: tld1.public-root.net - IPV4: 84.22.100.6
     TLD Server2: tld2.public-root.net - IPV4: 57.67.193.188
     TLD Server3: tld3.public-root.net - IPV4: 199.5.156.122

By submitting a Global TLD WHOIS query you agree to use this data only for
lawful purposes. Under no circumstances will you use this data to: (1)
Allow, enable, or otherwise support the transmission of mass unsolicited,
commercial advertising or solicitations via e-mail, telephone, or facsimile;
or: (2) Enable high volume, automated, electronic processes against the
INAIC or its data systems and networks. The compilation, repackaging,
dissemination or other use of this data is expressly prohibited without the
prior written consent of the INAIC. The INAIC reserves the right to revoke
access to the Global TLD WHOIS Database in its sole discretion, including
without limitation, for excessive querying of the Global TLD WHOIS Database
or for failure to otherwise abide by this policy.

TLD Registrants are responsible for the information maintained in the
directory services database.The INAIC does not guarantee the accuracy of the
information maintained in the Global TLD WHOIS Database.

 
 
 



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