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    by JeffD on Sunday July 13 2003, @05:36PM (#11949)
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    Of course it makes 'sense' that Afilias should register dot.info - I've not suggested otherwise. In which case, Afilias should have had the foresight to reserve it under their agreement with ICANN.

    It makes equal 'sense' that the NYSE should own dot.info as they have used their 'dot' acronym for 20+ years (as opposed to Afilias 2 year existence). Oh, and did I mention that the NYSE had a Federal trademark that validates their right to the name?

    Ask a group of people what DOT stands for and compare how many think it holds first and second level domain names apart and how many think it is stands for the Department of Transportation.

    So, it also makes 'sense' for the DOT to have the name - and many other entities...

    Youa re missing the point - this is not about what makes sense - it's about abiding by the rules. If Afilias fails to reserve a name it wants and subsequently produces a policy that says that only entities who own certain trademarks may register domain names under the Sunrise Policy then Afilias, above all, should abide by their own policy - whether it makes sense or not and whether it's convenient or not.

    If you are advocating a dispute resolution system that awards a domain name on the basis of what makes sense to the arbiter (rather than who has abides by the rules) then I think that you are on extremely thin ice - and I don't think I want to join you in the icy waters...
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    Sense? by JeffD
    by dmehus on Sunday July 13 2003, @08:37PM (#11952)
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    But, if Afilias had reserved the name as allowed by ICANN, doesn't that negate any trademarks? Afterall, the registry is in charge. If it were not a reserved name by the registry, then yes, the NYSE would have the right to the name.

    Doug Mehus http://doug.mehus.info/ [mehus.info]
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