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    Your logic is greatly at fault
    by WIPOorgUK on Sunday February 17 2002, @10:43AM (#4906)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/
    > No one wants to share. Period.

    I do not advocate a directory that everybody has to scroll through.

    You must be talking about the .museum idea that Grumpy said might work.

    But if you are talking about the solution that WIPO and US DOC hide:

    You can enter a domain name and get active website.

    Your "splitting of baby" analogy is incorrect.

    Your logic is also greatly at fault - they all share these words or initials already.

    e.g. WTO is SHARED between 6 trademarks in the USA alone.

    Have not checked the rest of the 200+ countries.

    The word 'apple' is SHARED by very many trademark holders all over the world.

    Therefore - LOGICALLY - it can has to be shared by the criteria that seperates them.

    I will spell it out for you - please tell me what you do not understand.

    Trademarks use a word as name.

    This word may be shared another company in a different type of business or service.

    This word may be used by another company in a different country.

    Trademarks are identified by a symbol.

    There for the solution is: name.class.country.reg

    e.g. apple.computer.us.reg and apple.record.uk.reg
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    "Splitting the Baby" is SPIN
    by WIPOorgUK on Sunday February 17 2002, @10:04PM (#4912)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/
    That analogy is example of spin used by Lawyers and Big Business - it is a lie.

    Your beautiful little girl baby (domain name) is called Mary.

    But you are not allowed to use her name, because one of many trademarks, UK 835011 got it.

    Or any one of 423 US trademarks claim it from you later in UDRP - using excuse of consumer confussion.

    OR your baby son (domain name) is called John.

    But you are not allowed to use his name, because one of many trademarks, UK M704889 got it.

    Or any one of 890 US trademarks claim it from you later in UDRP - using excuse of consumer confussion.

    Exchange baby names with any word from the dictionary.

    Also exact numbers do not matter - they all have priority over you in Sunrise.

    Fact: Sunrise in a thousand new TLD will never guarantee that all trademarks will get their mark.

    Fact: It also abridges the words you can use - so violating the First Amendment.

    Fact: They just feed you bull* propaganda.
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