I'll bet Ben feels silly after realizing that all those registrations were legitimate after all.
"...families are using .name for web sites..."
say.myfucking.name: As in the case of the Myfucking family, with siblings Say and Whats. (They are probably distant relatives of the Mymotherfucking family.)
".name was designed for individuals."
Individuals such as the United Nations (united.nations.name), the Green Bay Packers (greenbay.packers.name), and the FIFA World Cup (fifa.worldcup.name).
"...the diversity of cultures and naming conventions around the world..."
baconwhopper.baconwhopper.name: Possibly a Native American of the Sioux tribe who earned his moniker by hitting a pig twice..
"...father might register all five of his children and his wife..."
porn.sex.name et al: Mr. Sex is obviously Morman, because he registered names for more than 30 of his children:
porn, lolita, safe, lesbian, love, gay, wow, xxx, marketing, hot, lasvegas, boy, pussy, bet, sexpia, live, cyber, oral, africa, teen, free, movie, joy, queen, ass, king, korea, and name.
"a net savvy individual might give all of his/her friends .name registrations for Christmas..."
Perhaps SteveFinberg bought early Christmas presents for his 260 closest Christian friends, including Pope Paul, Saint Peter, Jesus, Moses, the Prophet Mohammed, Gautama Buddha, Princess Amadala, Krusty the Clown, Vlad the Impaler, and Santa Claus.
"...defensive commercial registrations that ...[do not] undermine the concept that .name was designed for individuals."
Employees of New York based Gyro sandwich shop jfkdjsakdj (jfkdjsakdj.lkdjklsjfk.name) are now safe from cybersquatters.