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    Re:Troubled By Inconsistency...
    by jberryhill on Friday September 19 2003, @12:25PM (#12252)
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    I guess I'm having difficulty with your definition of "cybersquatter". You are saying that someone is preying on valuable trademarks which are not worth paying $80 for during the RGP? The fact that someone is willing to sit around for a month and do nothing, while their domain name is deactivated, in order to save something like $60 (the difference between registration and the RGP) speaks volumes about how valuable a "trademark" we must be considering here.

    If I pick through your trash, and I find enough aluminum cans in there to make it worthwhile to recycle them, then I suppose I would meet you on the way back from the recycling station demanding that I hand over "your" money.

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    Re:Troubled By Inconsistency...
    by RFassett on Friday September 19 2003, @05:33PM (#12255)
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    Verisign's actions would suggest that it considers its non-registered domain names to not be trash...even if others, if not most, thought so before and still do.

    The question to me is whether a non-registered domain name "exists" or not. In your example, trash has to exist in order for it to be considered "trash" to someone else. Personally, I have always maintained that, as far as computers are concerned, that ALL secondlevel.TLD domain names "exist". Value is, of course, subjective to humans. If I type domain.foo into my browser, it tries to resolve and does deliver a response. It exists and, to me, has always been the fallacy. It would seem to me that people funding the .com registry network believe that a non-registered .com domain name indeed "exists" when pinged, it's just whether or not they consider this existence to be trash.

    Ray
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