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    Re:Not logic - but intellectual vacuity
    by WIPOorgUK on Wednesday November 10 2004, @01:31AM (#14434)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/
    Garry> New restricted TLDs would help alleviate trademark problems. For example nissan.car would enable Uzi Nissan to use his nissan.com domain for his computer business

    GpmGroup> I doubt very much Nissan would give up a ".com" in exchange for a ".car" or any other corporation for that matter.

    I never said it would prevent overreach - I said it "would help alleviate trademark problems".

    Nissan can use a protected TLD of .car - should they so wish.

    It is entirely 100% up to them.

    However, they no longer have some of the feeble excuses these crooks used in the Los Angeles court of law to overreach on their mark.

    Garry> I do not go for this confusion on TLDs - whom could not tell the difference between .web and .car?

    GpmGroup> I agree anyone can tell the difference between .web and .car but when I’m looking for a Nissan car website do I look for nissan.car or Nissan.com or nissan.auto or even nissan.garage?

    Simply enter nissan..us.reg and you will be greeted with a list of nissan registered trademark sites - including nissan.car.us.reg !

    Bloody damned simple solution - isn't it?

    I wonder why experts at UN WIPO did not think of it ;-)

    Defensive registrations for brand protection should only be when there is a tort (wrongdoing) against them.

    Unlike what is happening currently - crooks overreach to the detriment of other people and smaller businesses.

    What is it with universal acceptance of TLDs?

    If they are there to be used - end of story.

    Name any other company which guarantees still being in business ten years down the line.

    My double glazing windows cannot be fixed under ten year guarantee.

    If NeuLevel goes bust - why can domain registrations not be transfered to another profitable registry?

    Perhaps I am ignorant of something - but I do not understand the objection for more TLDs.
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