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    Re: .eu, still coming real soon
    by Anonymous on Sunday February 15 2004, @01:43PM (#12980)
    Cher Michael, cher ICANNWatch,

    On Mon Dieu, vous ne lisez donc pas?
    The Registrars, ces Anglais !

    http://www.eifonline.org/site/index.cfm?BID=16&SID =1&TID=1&MID=1&ART=46&LG=2&bac k=1

    or http://www.eifonline.org/, click on "events" and scroll down.

    It indicates (for events in 2004):
    Tuesday, May 4 (20.00 - 22.30)
    European Parliament, Strasbourg, tbc
    Celebrating the launch of DotEU

    EIF stands for European Internet Foundation, Erika Mann, MEP, is a Chair of EIF Board of Governors.

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    The end of .uk, .fr, .de, ... etc?
    by KarlAuerbach on Sunday February 15 2004, @02:02PM (#12981)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    It would seem only fair that in trade for .eu that the EU member states would be obligated to give up their individual ccTLDs.

    An alternative way to preserve fairness would be to permit ccTLDs to states of the US, provinces of Canada, and other divisions of larger political structures that have a degree of their own sovereigny.

    Should there be ccTLDs for "NAFTA" and "NATO" too?

    ICANN does the job of recognizing ccTLDs via its role as provider of IANA services. Those services are performed under a contract with the United States Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (!) [which is a sub-agency of the of the US Dept of Commerce]. Last time I looked, the US Dept of Commerce had no authority or power to recognize foreign nations; that function is usually part of the United States Department of State.

    So tell me again, exactly how does ICANN get the authority to recognize .eu?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Abuse by Trademark Holders
    by WIPOorgUK on Wednesday February 18 2004, @07:02AM (#12988)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/
    Sunrise period is violation of Competition Law.

    It gives corporations (the main beneficiaries) unfair advantage over small business without trademark.

    The corrupt authorities know this.

    Almost everybody else seems too cowardly to admit it.
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