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    Dan's Dispute Resolution Procedure (DDRP) | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 58 comments | Search Discussion
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    AD2000D vs. ICANNWatch
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Thursday June 06 2002, @08:32AM (#6888)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    This forum is full of people who are strongly opposed either to the UDRP itself or to the manner in which it's been applied by the resolution providers and panelists. Hence, Mr. AD2000D would have had great opportunity to gain sympathy for his side here, if he hadn't spoiled it by acting in a crackpotted manner. There are good lines of argument to be made against trying to enforce trademarks on domain names without regard to whether their existence or use actually harms the trademark owner (and, as far as I can see, this guy is more of a harmless nuisance than a serious threat to anybody), and certainly at least some of his names are sufficiently generic ("AIM" is used as a word or acronym in many contexts, e.g., for the American Indian Movement, and hence is a very weak mark) that it's questionable whether the UDRP ought to have ordered them taken away from him.

    However, rather than stick to the reasonable lines of argument, he instead makes all sorts of wild, unsubstantiated accusations of corruption, goes off on long rambling tangents with irrelevancies and sometimes just plain incorrect facts -- for instance, he repeatedly asserts that domain registrars normally only sell in bulk to resellers rather than to individuals and businesses actually intending to use their domains, while this may perhaps be true of BulkRegister, with which he deals himself, it's certainly not true of most of the other registrars, who sell and actively market to individual registrants.

    By acting like a kook, he's given up the natural support he might otherwise have been expected to find here.
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    Re: AD2000D vs. ICANNWatch
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 06 2002, @08:37AM (#6889)
    hear hear. Nice post Dan.
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    Re: AD2000D vs. ICANNWatch
    by ANNODOMINI2000 (reversethis-{KU.OC.OOHAY} {ta} {D0002DA}) on Saturday June 15 2002, @10:51PM (#7215)
    User #3359 Info | http://www.ad2000d.co.uk/
    The best analogy for what happened is a football (soccer) match between the USA and England, where the referee and linesmen are all from the USA and the match is played in the USA with only US Laws and Rules used to decide the outcome. On top of this, the referee is clearly biased and prejudiced and seems to encourage his linesmen to look the other way...

    3-0 to the USA

    ...but not for long.

    AOL will NEVER get AIM5.COM now... and it is enitrely their own fault.
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