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    New gTLDs .info Sunrise Challenged Domains Shouldn't Resolve
    posted by michael on Monday October 08 2001, @02:40AM

    SanjeevGoyal writes ".info Domains booked in the sunrise period started to resolve around 23rd Sept. 2001. The Afilias statement says, "Names challenged according to Sunrise Challenge procedures may be put on hold for dispute resolution." Sometimes yes, sometimes no."

    By checking all the domains on which a Challenge is filed I find the following:
    1. Only Domains booked (and Challenged in Sunrise) with EasySpace Ltd. are resolving like business.info, software.info. All other challenged domains are not resolving.
    2. When this matter brought to the knowledge of Afilias and Easyspace ltd.:
      1. Easyspace Ltd. simply refuse to admit that they know that the challenge is file on these Domains. One copy of challenge always goes to the Registrar as per WIPO rule, how can they deny this?.
      2. When contacted, Afilias's Trademark consultant says, 'where did you read this, that the disputed domains shouldn't resolve?' GREAT -- they do not even know what is posted on their website.
    Now the matter comes to you: what do you people think on this? According to me names should not resolve if the Challenger is a genuine trademark holder -- then it will be a infringement of the their trademark by all the parties concerned like Afilias, registarar, and the registrant.

    Am awaiting your response.

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    Re: .info Sunrise Challenged Domains Shouldn't Res
    by NickM (Domain@WatchMyDomain.com) on Monday October 08 2001, @05:04AM (#2771)
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    Re : Business.info

    It can very clearly seen that the current Registrant has no trademark rights and still the domain resolves wherein he has created a search engine which is clearly benefitting him.

    I am sure that he won't even pay the challenge fees also.

    So in all fairness, the domain should not resolve unless he is the legitimate trademark holder.
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    Re: .info Sunrise Challenged Domains Shouldn't Res
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday October 08 2001, @12:12PM (#2778)
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    Once such sites are up and perhaps linked to and submitted to search engines the harm has been done, you can't unmake an omelette. Should some trademark holder succeed with a challenge they will receive damaged goods. Isn't this what M. Stuart Lynn warned about with regard to 'alt'-roots, that one wouldn't know where one was going by following a link? Guess it's ok if it's ICANN doing it. -g
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    You are Confused
    by jberryhill on Tuesday October 09 2001, @08:17AM (#2783)
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    You are confusing "on hold" with "not resolving", and that is an error. To put a domain name on "hold" merely prevents any changes to registration data during a dispute, it does not prevent the domain name from resolving if it was configured to resolve at the onset of the dispute. This is the way that "holds" are administered in the other gTLD's during disputes, and I see no reason why there should be a contrary expectation. This article is a non-issue.
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    Re: .info Sunrise Challenged Domains Shouldn't Res
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday October 08 2001, @12:03PM (#2777)
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    If they existed, they hadn't yet released any names, which they first announced March 5, 2001. The claim made elsewhere here on ICANNWatch that they were an applicant during the ICANN new TLD process is also incorrect. I think new.net and IOD are both professional operations, its a shame that some of those proponents who own their names can't manage to act in like fashion. -g
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