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    Really good article by Froomkin on the UDRP | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 8 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re: Really good article by Froomkin on the UDRP
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday October 02 2001, @04:43AM (#2677)
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    Excellent. Alas it probably won't change much. And the US Federal Trade Commission intends to shut down more typosquatter domains in one fell swoop than all UDRP cases heard to date. -g
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    Re: Really good article by Froomkin on the UDRP
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Tuesday October 02 2001, @10:36AM (#2681)
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    Good article. But it has a few mistaken facts, though not critical ones to its subject. When it briefly mentions the status of the new TLDs (in a short digression near the beginning), it says that ICANN has signed contracts for .info, .biz, .name, and .pro. The first three are correct, but .pro has no signed contract and is in fact stalled in its negotiations due to a requested change from the original terms. .museum is nearing a signed contract now (with it approved by both the ICANN and MuseDoma boards as of yesterday, needing only final signature now). .aero (which is misspelled as .areo in the article) is still in negotiations, as is .coop, but I don't know when those will be completed.
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    Re: Really good article by Froomkin on the UDRP
    by mjrippon on Wednesday October 03 2001, @01:08AM (#2695)
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    I found Froomkin's comments on unfair competition particularly interesting - being a UK IP/IT lawyer this is something of an alien concept in IP for me.

    When acting on behalf of amateur registrants I have been staggered to find that panellists continually find that the banners hosted on free ISP webspace are classed as use of the domain name "for commercial gain" (in which case, how many non-commercial sites can there be?).

    Worse still is that protest sites are regarded as "in competition" with their targets merely because they aim to attract users who may initially be interested in the corporation in question. It seems to me that the requirement to be "in competition" was intended to be viewed narrowly, in order to stop foul play between competing corporations, rather than as presently applied.

    Any precedents that can be cited against such submissions will be gratefully accepted.
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    Re: Really good article by Froomkin on the UDRP
    by hofjes on Tuesday October 02 2001, @04:36AM (#2676)
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    How do you figure?
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