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    Registrars Enom Claims Dibs on WLS
    posted by michael on Thursday March 11 2004, @11:49AM

    jberryhill writes "Competition is heating up in the "line to get in line" for the WLS, as had been anticipated by DNSO.com last year. As with new TLD queues, anything in ICANNland which can be sold, can be sold before it is for sale. (or in the case of the .pro trademark protection shakedown - even if it never goes on sale at all).

    Joining www.nextregistrationrights.com in the meta-WLS wait list, is Enom's "First Dibs""

    "Let's re-cap. We need WLS, because under the current system, there are multiple dropcatching methods that provide Joe Average registrant with no certainty he will obtain the domain name he wants. Therefore, we are going to institute multiple WLS gaming mechanisms that provide no certainty he will obtain the domain name he wants. The race to be first in line merely replaces the race to be first to register.

    Opening day of WLS is going to provide all the certainty of heading to the teller windows at Churchill Downs on Derby Day with 45 seconds to post. [1]

    The punchline is that, not to be outdone, Enom will be claiming dibs on "Dibs":

    Word Mark DIBS

    Goods and Services IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: Computer network address software management, [...] registration services for back-ordering of domain names already registered and for back-ordering of interests in domain names already registered

    Serial Number 78301118

    Filing Date September 16, 2003

    Current Filing Basis 1B

    Owner (APPLICANT) eNom, Incorporated CORPORATION NEVADA 2002 156th Avenue NE, Ste. #300 Bellevue WASHINGTON 98007

    [1] (and if Halfbridled goes to post at higher than 10 to 1, take it)."

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