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    Groundbreaking NAF Decision in NEW.NET Domain Case | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 86 comments | Search Discussion
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    My Questions to the Panel
    by simon on Friday August 30 2002, @08:27AM (#8802)
    User #2982 Info | http://www.nic.pro/
    see below my e-mail to the panel after I have reviewed his order:

    "not bad peter
    (swabians never praises anyone, they only say "not bad").

    but one can have different opinions on the following:
    "The Panel views the entire portion as an SLD, within this context the TLD
    effectively and collectively being .

    Therefore, the Panel finds that sufficient similarity exists under paragraph
    4(a)(i) of the Policy for the contested domain name.

    If this Panel were to hold otherwise, then, this Panel envisions a significant
    cybersquatting threat potentially arising to owners of composite word-based
    marks, whenever a cybersquatter forms and registers a domain name formed of a
    generic or descriptive portion of a mark as an SLD with the remainder of the
    mark constituting a TLD in that name. This threat would only increase as
    additional non-ICANN sanctioned domain name extensions become available through
    registry operators (such as New.net), registrars and/or third parties that
    implement private DNS translation services. This Panel, being cognizant of that
    threat, will not tolerate it and now acts to affirmatively squelch it in its

    how would you see that e.g. in the .com name space? the home phone branch of
    Deutsche Telekom is branded as T-Com. the corresponding address would be t.com
    (actually reserved by IANA, in hurry i found no better example). where is the
    difference between sex.shop and t.com? i see none. okay you are right if you
    would not have judged it in this way this could lead to widespread cybersuatting
    (because of the numerous TLDs).
    but again: why make a differnce between t.com and sex.shop?
    in addition you stated that in fact i registered two domain names: sex.shop and
    sex.shop.new.net. but when you view the sex.shop part as a SLD. when you do this
    for the sex.shop domain name, you have no TLD. this is technically not possible.

    by the way one can already register e.g. pizza.hut or peter.michaelson. but
    these domain names are "more private" than new.net ones, only accessable by
    approx. 5% of the Internet. not worth the hassle.

    how would you have decided if i had not found this court decision and the
    article in wired?

    and what do you think about the duplicate domain name registrations. you know
    .biz, .info, .pro, .name, .museum already existed (and still exist) as TLD in
    other roots and could be registered by registrars like name space or pacfic
    nic.PRO will be back online soon with FREE sub-domains. Dowload the FREE plug-in at
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    Why give trademark holders advantages in registeri
    by simon on Friday August 30 2002, @08:33AM (#8803)
    User #2982 Info | http://www.nic.pro/
    ...domain names in new TLDs with "sunrise periods" ?

    as we all know and as acknowledged by this panel trademarks could be registered with abusive intents. so why on earth give trademark holders an advantage???nic.PRO will be back online soon with FREE sub-domains. Dowload the FREE plug-in at
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