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    What's in .NAME? 5000+ .NAME Registrations Not Conforming to .NAME Restrictions | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 185 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re: What more can you say
    by Anonymous on Sunday June 02 2002, @03:58PM (#6760)
    Adrian, just because you think that you are being creative does not mean that you still haven't violated the rules. In fact, you admit it. Well, GNR has to deal with you and it will. You've contributed enough crap to ICANNwatch that if action isn't taken against you, GNR should have to forfeit control over the .name registry. Your registrations, and those of like minded squatters, clearly fly in the face if the originial purpose of .name. You admit that .name was designed for the registration of personal names, FOR EXAMPLE ONLY, john.doe.name. In this place, I could put Shaquille.oneal.name (the Lakers are winning right now), or Kobe.Bryant.name (if HE wanted to register that name, NOT you, Adrian), etc. These are just examples.

    When .name starts letting in other registrations that clearly are in violation of the rules and the original intent of .name, then we have a BIG problem. The fact is, you are treating .name as if it was an open TLD. It is not and was not designed to be like .info, .com or .net. It was designed to be for personal names ONLY. GNR has NOT received authorization from ICANN to change its mandate. Until it does so, your registrations are in violation of the rules.

    So what is the remedy? I think there is enough clear evidence to strike your registrations and to ban their registration in the .name space. Unless this is done, .name will be a joke, and will cease to function in compliance with its original intent. You may feel that "we should be encouraging freedom of speech," blah blah blah. Well, you are free to do so within the CONTENT of adrian.paul.name or adrian.miles.name or adrian.thesquatter.miles.name. You are not free to do so within the domain name registrations of .name (unless you have more than one legal name at the same time, and we know that you can't so, say goodbye to your squatted names, fool.
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    Re: What more can you say by Anonymous
    Re: What more can you say
    by ANNODOMINI2000 (reversethis-{KU.OC.OOHAY} {ta} {D0002DA}) on Sunday June 02 2002, @11:38PM (#6768)
    User #3359 Info | http://www.ad2000d.co.uk/
    The first part of your reply in quite well reasoned and welcomed; the second abusive (yet again) and also incorrect (again)...

    Someone's 'legal' name can be their 'actual' name, ie that as on their Birth Certificate... However, it can also be their name on any of the following basis...

    In most legal systems, provisions are made for individuals to change their names officially if they so wish: for example, in Britain by deed poll, a deed made by one party only.

    When people use names other than their given and inherited names, they may be doing so for professional purposes (a performer's stage name, a writer's pen name) or for socially dubious purposes (to avoid the police, the payment of debt, a spouse, etc.)

    In such cases, the new name is an alias (Latin: otherwise) and the police and other authorities may refer to someone as John Smith a.k.a. John Bland where aka means 'also known as'.

    (BTW - I care as much about Internet Governance and the integrity of the domain name system as anyone else)
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