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    New gTLDs gTLD Auctions website established
    posted by tbyfield on Friday March 21 2003, @10:08AM

    Lawrence Solum writes: "gTLD-auctions.net has been established as a clearing house for information and news relating to proposals to expand the Top Level Domain Space by auctioning new gTLDs.

    Milton Mueller and Lee McKnight have already circulated one proposal. Lawrence Solum and Karl Manheim (Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University) have recently posted a policy paper and draft article that supports a slightly different auction scheme. These proposals and other resources are available at gTLD.net."

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    Me too! Me too!
    by phoffman@proper.com on Friday March 21 2003, @05:07PM (#11359)
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    I proposed an unexciting auction scheme for TLDs last year in section 5 of my proposal for reforming the root [proper.com].

    Instead of a bidding-up auction, I proposed that everyone offer what they wanted to for any TLD, and the top 25 simply won. This goes along better with the "make the root uninteresting" than schemes that involve high-stakes bidding.
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    Been there, seen it, got the lousy T-shirt
    by SimonHiggs on Friday March 21 2003, @06:36PM (#11362)
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    May I remind everyone of the decision by the IAHC who also wanted to do this, but realized it was a Really Bad Idea. It's one of the few things they got right:

    "With regard to the lottery mechanism, Mr Crocker conceded that the selection of registrars, all of whom must first meet an objective set of business and technical criteria, may not be ideal, but said this mechanism was finally favoured by the Committee because it was fair and equitable. An auction giving the right to become a registrar to the highest bidder would unfairly favour wealthy companies, said Mr Crocker, while selection of registrars by the Committee or another body would have been fraught with the possibility of legal complications."

    http://www.itu.int/newsarchive/projects/dns-meet/D NS-PressNote.html [itu.int]

    eBay is *NOT* an appropriate delegation model/method to replace RFC1591.
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    Re:Milton - you know MUCH better than that
    by lsolum on Monday April 07 2003, @07:50AM (#11455)
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    Garry Anderson's comment is based on fundamental misunderstandings re the nature of trademark law. It is simply wrong to say that everything is confusingly similar to everything else. Garry, are you a lawyer or professor of intellectual property law? Have you read the cases on "confusingly similar"? For a thorough discussion of the issues raised by auctions for trademark registrations, see the following:
    http://gtld-auctions.net/faq.html#9 [gtld-auctions.net].Lawrence Solum
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