The Fido Dog is depicted in this manner as a sign of distress due to the many violations of the trademark owned by Tom Jennings

FidoNet - An Unofficial Page where truth is stranger than fiction,
and humor abounds when the Emperor Has No Clothes.

Fido®, FidoNet®, and the dog with diskette are registered marks of Tom Jennings and Fido Software.

So, What's Up with the "Official" FidoNet Web Site?

    For years has been FidoNet's Official Web Page. Rather than present an attractive and positive face for visitors, the page offers little information about the network.

    Despite offers from several Zone 1 Sysops with web authoring skills, the former IC, who owns the domain name, allows it to stay in the present state.

    Despite numerous comments and queries in the various venues, the owner of the domain has made no anouncement of any proposed changes to the web page.

    Of interest is the fact that the domain name is controlled by the current ZC2, who was voted out of the IC(International Coordinator) position by his peers.

               Domain ID:D2802805-LROR
               Domain Name:FIDONET.ORG
               Created On:25-Feb-1988 05:00:00 UTC
               Last Updated On:15-Feb-2005 13:53:47 UTC
               Expiration Date:26-Feb-2007 05:00:00 UTC
               Sponsoring Registrar:eNom Inc. (R39-LROR)
               Registrant ID:C545B3E13290F273
               Registrant Name:Ward Dossche
               Registrant Organization:
               Registrant Street1:Drabstraat 142
               Registrant Street2:
               Registrant Street3:
               Registrant City:Mortsel
               Registrant State/Province:
               Registrant Postal Code:2640
               Registrant Country:BE
               Registrant Phone:+32.34497945
               Registrant Phone Ext.:
               Registrant FAX:
               Registrant FAX Ext.:

    As of May 20, 2001 the following items apply to the "Official" FidoNet web site:

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