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    Great patent...
    by Anonymous on Sunday September 21 2003, @03:13AM (#12266)
    I'm at a loss when I read the claims. It is hard to argue that they are inventive and non-obvious, but oh well, as long as this patent benefits the general interest (!) as all patents do, what can I say.
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    When does a domain name exist?
    by RFassett on Sunday September 21 2003, @06:45AM (#12267)
    User #3226 Info | http://www.enum.info
    "However, when the domain name query uses a non-existent domain name then a machine address for a computer that executes a domain recommendation engine is returned instead of a machine address associated with the invalid domain."

    It would be helpful if someone could define the exact point in time, and minimum actions that cause, a domain name in com/net to exist.

    How can an "invalid domain" return a machine address at all and still be invalid? What is an invalid domain name?

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    by anotherblackhat on Monday September 22 2003, @12:28PM (#12275)
    User #3427 Info

    A curious thing about patent claims, and where people often run aground in assessing infringement, is that you can do other things in addition to the claimed elements ...

    Correct in this case, but not in all cases.
    Claims which say "comprising..." cover stuff that does at least that.

    Claims which say "consisting of ..." only cover stuff that does exactly that - no more, no less.

    Most patents use the broader "comprising" but not all. See;
          http://www.cambiaip.org/Tutorials/Tutorial_1/tut_1 claims.htm
    for a more complete explaination.

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    Security and Stability Advisory Committee responds
    by Adam on Tuesday September 23 2003, @01:41AM (#12286)
    User #2765 Info | http://www.too-much.tv/
    Well, the Security and Stability Advisory Committee has responded . It will continue to gather comments, but writes "VeriSign's change appears to have considerably weakened the stability of the Internet ..." etc.

    So now ICANN can (should/must) act. Not sure it could have done much more before without mission creep.

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