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    Cause of Action
    by JeffD on Thursday July 10 2003, @07:33PM (#11924)
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    I too have wondered why so many applicants saw their $50,000 disappear into the ICANN coffers and meekly walked away when their proposals did not meet ICANN's flawed IP scrutiny.

    If it can be shown that ICANN's Sunrise policy was not the result of concensus - and therefore contrary to its policy-making rules - and if it can also be shown to be an unlawful policy - as was the advice of the Chief Counsel of the US Government's Small Business Administration - then I would think that a cause of action would not be too difficult to establish.

    I will be happy to share some fairly extensive research into the subject with anyone with the gonads to want to pursue such an action (or is everyone forcing a smile and vainly hoping that ICANN will be dumb enough to release further gTLDs in the future?)

    Jeff Davies
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    True - they have no balls
    by WIPOorgUK on Friday July 11 2003, @01:41AM (#11929)
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    Jeff - this is not aimed specifically at Christopher. Though he is well able, I will even speak up on his behalf - from what I have seen, Christopher is OWED the .web TLD.


    The men here (in legal/Internet industry) that know that FACT - but refuse to say anything - have NO BALLS.

    Even the applicants that saw their $50,000 disappear - perhaps they did not want to ruin their next chance.

    These people have little concern for the rights of individuals or small business.

    Spineless and without morals - every last one of them.

    Please - can any of you that remain silent, tell me why this objective analysis is incorrect.

    Or will you all remain tight-lipped cowards?

    Surely, I must be mistaken - tell me why?

    Jeff - I cannot even cajole them into speaking out - even the so-called good guys.

    I must say - I admire Professor Milton Mueller for speaking the truth.

    Milton states, "Domain Names are not Trademarks".

    To be trademarks he says, "If this is true then the exclusivities associated with business and product names should be applied systematically to them."

    The exclusivity's are obvious:

    1. That it is a registered trademark - given that ALL words are trademarks and so can be confused with other domains - (.reg TLD).

    2. The country of the trademark - given that ANY word may be (is) used by different business in DIFFERENT country.

    3. The type of business (classification) - given that ANY word may be (is) used by different business in SAME country.


    e.g. apple.com directed to apple.computer.us.reg

    apple.newTLD directed to apple.tobacco.us.reg

    Has dual functionality - certificate of authentication and directory services.

    There is absolutely no restrictions to big business - or requirement to lose current domains.

    Why is it the USPTO and DoC - refuse to CONFIRM or DENY these ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS?

    It is clear to me that they are ALL corrupt cowards.

    Nobody can accuse me of having lack of resolve or tenacity ;-)

    Everybody elses turn now - "Come and have a go, if you think you are hard enough!"

    Garry Anderson - Haverhill UK - WIPO.org.uk [wipo.org.uk] and SKILFUL.com [skilful.com]
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