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    Re: Groundbreaking NAF Decision in NEW.NET Domain
    by Anonymous on Thursday August 29 2002, @09:28PM (#8768)
    Not to detract from your UDRP and trademark focus - you use the phrase "official naming system of the Internet". There is no such "official" naming system. There is the dominant root system but it has not been annointed as "official" by anyone who has the authority and power to endow such a label.

    In the root system that I use, many of the new.net names are real and true top level domains; they are not virtualizations created by the appending of search suffixes to non FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Names.)
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    Re: Groundbreaking NAF Decision in NEW.NET Domain
    by Anonymous on Thursday August 29 2002, @11:57PM (#8769)
    I knew that this decision would bring out the four New.net users who are still around. The decision does not change the fact the for the vast majority of Internet users worldwide, New.net is a non-issue. It is amazing they are still in business. If they were so good, why didn't they bid for .org? It would have been a waste of the money they don't have, because ICANN would NEVER let them join the party.
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    Re: Groundbreaking NAF Decision in NEW.NET Domain
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Friday August 30 2002, @02:25AM (#8773)
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    I see most of the commentary so far is pro-and-con about new.net. I'll note that my intent in posting this article was not to support new.net, or to bash them either (though it is my opinion that their domains aren't really part of the Internet's naming system except as fourth-level domains beneath new.net -- by itself, a new.net name is no more an Internet address than is an AOL keyword), but to mention important aspects of the decision that are likely to become relevant precedents in all sorts of domain disputes in the future, including ones regarding ICANN-approved TLDs.
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    Re: good ruling
    by Anonymous on Friday August 30 2002, @03:54AM (#8778)
    Glad to see the complainant gets labeled as a reverse domain hijacker. It's rare to see this happens, but it's good. Good Peter:)

    By the way, the USPTO assertion that TLDs have no source-identifying significance is not reasonable. I once submitted trademark application for productregister.com. My point is that they approved EC-productregister as trademark before. Why can't they approve my application for productregister.com. Since productregister is kind of generic, therefore, EC- must be the part that can serve in a large part the source identifier. Likewise, productregister.com should be approved for the same reason because .com here is unique. Yes, .com is not unique, but the combination produtregister.com is. There is only one productregister.com in the whole world (at least now). Use of .com here make the mark unique. Then the examing attorney does not take my arguement. Anyone should be able to get confused with EC-productregister and productregister.com. Obviously they are different. A first grader should be able to tell them apart.

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    Re: Groundbreaking NAF Decision in NEW.NET Domain
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday August 30 2002, @04:32AM (#8784)
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    Even Amazon has a history. -g
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