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    Re:Shame on the ISO
    by dmehus on Wednesday January 14 2004, @05:25PM (#12852)
    User #3626 Info | http://doug.mehus.info/
    Anonymous troll.

    It deserves no reply, but I'll say this quickly.

    When a corporation is dissolved, either through liquidation proceedings in a bankruptcy court or otherwise, any registered trademarks it had with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will eventually be marked as "abandoned" or "expired". Such is the case of Communities.com when it became insolvent and filed for Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in March 2001. Several months after its dissolution, its formerly registered trademarks for "Communities.com" and "The Palace" were marked as abandoned.

    The same holds true for ccTLDs. And as I've stated repeatedly, in the interests of stability, it would be best to continue that ccTLD's operation for several years, perhaps even five years if you feel it is necessary, but under IANA management since the former administrator will no longer have a mandate to run it.

    And to ensure IANA does not profit from the venture, any monies collected from registrations that were in processing at the time of dissolution of the country could go into a special fund -- to be divided evenly amongst registered 501(c)3 non-profit organizations dedicated to enhancing the Internet, such as the Internet Society or the like. Further, after all remaining registrations have been processed, IANA would then set a date for which it would be removed from the root. (Say, four years.) All registrations would be synced up to expire at that date, and anyone who had paid beyond that date, would receive a refund or the option to donate their refund cheque to the fund. IANA would also not permit new registrations at that time.

    Cheers,
    Doug
    Doug Mehus http://doug.mehus.info/ [mehus.info]
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