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    Re:Not logic - but intellectual vacuity
    by gpmgroup on Monday November 08 2004, @11:52AM (#14430)
    User #3785 Info | http://www.gpmgroup.com/
    As you know - most companies share the same words with others.

    The solution is “branding”

    If everybody was called smith then smith.com would be very valuable, but it does not naturally follow that .smith would be a solution, as all this would do is shift the problem to the right a little.

    The only other way your proposal can work would be to flip the item or object classification to the right. As in smith.paul, smith.dan, smith.gary

    Surely a simpler, cheaper, more manageable and more memorable solution is paulsmith.com dansmith.com and garysmith.com?

    With regards trademarks and preventing overreaching how does the creation of new gTLDs solve anything to do with trademarks? Surely this is a matter for politicians and the courts not for DNS design?

    Your proposal for .reg a trademark specific gTLD is perhaps the exception. Has anybody ever offered funding for such a proposal to ICANN?

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    Re:Not logic - but intellectual vacuity by gpmgroup
    Re:Not logic - but intellectual vacuity
    by gpmgroup on Tuesday November 09 2004, @03:47PM (#14432)
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    ”New restricted TLDs would help alleviate trademark problems. For example nissan.car would enable Uzi Nissan to use his nissan.com domain for his computer business”

    I doubt very much Nissan would give up a “.com” in exchange for a “.car” or any other corporation for that matter.

    ”I do not go for this confusion on TLDs - whom could not tell the difference between .web and .car?”

    I agree anyone can tell the difference between .web and .car but when I’m looking for a Nissan car website do I look for nissan.car or Nissan.com or nissan.auto or even nissan.garage? And is it the same for toyota.car or toyota.com or toyota.garage

    Could even end up as nissan.car and toyota.garage and ford.com and bmw.web And that is way too complicated when applied across 3000 or so TLDs Karl was suggesting.

    The result will simply be a reinforcement of the .com defacto must have TLD for all corporations, plus a greater cost with defensive registrations for brand protection.

    While there is a minimal quantity of new TLDs there is just a small chance if given enough time they may gain universal acceptance. The last three years have shown that three years is far too short a period for .biz or .info to have reached a critical quantity or gained sufficient exposure to provide any real competition to .com.

    Notably growth has come from the ccTLDs instead.
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