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    Afilias - the Protector of Trademark Rights | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 15 comments | Search Discussion
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    Get Afilias
    by JeffD on Tuesday July 15 2003, @05:48AM (#11965)
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    Your reply reeks of Afilias. The need for anonymity is always suspicious.

    Unfortunately, you are wrong again.

    First, Sunrise registrations are, by Afilias' definition, all registrations that have creation dates within the Sunrise Period. nic.info is, thereby, a Sunrise registration. The required trademark information for Sunrise names has also been entered (although it is erroneous).

    Second, nic.info was registered by Afilias - not ICANN - in the Sunrise period. The record may have been amended later to show ICANN as the registrant but I assure you it was registered by Afilias. You will note that the registrant email is still support@afilias.info - as it was when frst registered by Afilias. To ascertain the true 'owner', you may also want to enter nic.info into your browser and see if it points to ICANN's website or Afilias'...!

    Third, your comments are a 'red herring' to divert attention from and subvert the real issue - and whole point of the article - which is, whether it is legitimate for Afilias (or ICANN as well if you prefer) to pre-emptively register names that are trademarks of others while ostensibly granting trademark holders a preferential right to register 'their' name. This is particularly so where the reserved name is used for no other purpose than to be yet another pointer to existing content (www.info, nic.info, dot.info, www,info, etc. all point to the same afilias.info page). What's wrong with allowing the trademark holder use it for their (obviously legitimate) purpose? Better yet, let some new registrant use it for an uninfringing use that will provide some new Internet content? Isn't that what the release of new gTLD's was supposed to accomplish???

    By the way, I fund my own reesearch for my own edification.

    Jeff Davies
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