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    US Govt. Agency Says .us Procurement (Partly) Unlawful | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 59 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re: Bad response
    by Anonymous on Friday February 15 2002, @05:35AM (#4886)
    Your point makes no sense. The sunrise period will happen, and will operate smoothly. Besides you live in the UK. The .us nexus requirement keeps you out anyway.
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    Re: It is against Unfair Competition Law & First A
    by Anonymous on Friday February 15 2002, @05:37AM (#4887)
    Your solution is a joke.
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    Re: ICANN Boards must be quiet...
    by Grumpy on Friday February 15 2002, @12:48PM (#4888)
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    now that Mr. Anderson has made it here to begin singing his same tired song. A couple thoughts:

    1. Please provide a link to Jerry Davis' "ratification" of your proposed approach. I've seen this claim made numerous times without substantiation.

    2. Please explain how your 4LD and 3LD solutions really benefits the consumer any better than the current situation. In particular, how are consumers supposed to know which term best describes the goods or services in question? Should the hungry consumer, seeking a famous pizza place in New York, look for rays.pizza.us.reg, rays.restaurant.us.reg or rays.pizzapalace.us.reg? Oh, wait, should it be rays.pizza.ny.us.reg?

    3. Perhaps a directory page (like the .museum SLD pages) would work... but what consumer is truly going to search through the thousands of directory entries in computer.uk.reg just to learn that the company they really want is really in computer.jp.reg?

    Coming back to the original point of the post, SBA's objection to the sunrise period, I can't see a new TLD being launched without a sunrise period unless it's so regulated and limited from the beginning (a la .museum) that there's no incentive for speculators to grab territory corresponding to inherently distinctive trademarks.

    - Grumpy
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    US Government taking the Fifth Amendment
    by WIPOorgUK on Sunday February 17 2002, @11:08PM (#4913)
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    Enron Executives at Congressional hearings are keeping quite.

    Like the US Government, they do not answer the charges against them.

    Point 1 - I thought it unlawful to award it to just one - is it not against unfair competition law?

    Point 2 - This is abridgement of words that small businesses (without a trademark) and the American people can use - Surely it violates the First Amendment?

    The US Government have no morals or honour - just like Enron.

    If they have cannot defend these charges - they are corrupt.
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