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    Re: GNR's own News Item regarding newly registered
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Thursday May 30 2002, @07:50AM (#6568)
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    I'd appreciate a link to this news item if someone has it. It doesn't state specifically that one can register any food or other name they want, it appears to state that people are registering claiming to have the actual first names of Peach or Cheddar or English or American. Some of these are more believable than others, though none are impossible. OTOH, it can also be read as an invitation to register pretty much any name you want. I'd be less inclined to read it that way but for the evidence provided by Adrian that apparently you can do just that.

    If the latter is the case then GNR isn't living up to what it told ICANN in its application. To try to put this thread a bit back on the rails, there are various examples here of how ICANN has failed, thus providing more reasons for a rebid. ICANN was supposed to expand the number of TLDs. The manner it has carried out this task to date has been abysmal, as has been well documented here and elsewhere. ICANN was also supposed to look out for IP interests. It has clearly failed in that task as well in three of the four new open gTLDs. Even if the fourth, .pro, should somehow get it right, that's not much of a batting average. And if .name, contrary to its application, is wide open and indistinguishable but for a subdomain dot from .biz and .info, then clearly ICANN's application process was also badly managed. -g

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