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    How Long Will the US Legal House of Cards Stand ?
    by Anonymous on Saturday October 29 2005, @07:47PM (#16377)
    How Long Will the US Legal House of Cards Stand ?

    As ICANN continues to show the world how absurd
    the U.S. legal house of cards has become, one
    has to wonder what intelligent people in other
    countries really think.

    Canada appears to now stand on the side-lines
    with their collective mouths open, speechless
    and powerless. Where is the billion dollar .XXX
    lawsuit suing Cerf and ICANN off the planet ?

    Europe seems to finally be waking up to smell
    the bacon (or pork). Good for them. Unfortunately,
    handing everything to the ITU and the ISOC
    (imported from Vintonville Virginia) does not
    change things much.

    Asia Pacfic is largely silent except for the
    vocal crowd from down-under that dominates the
    ICANN scene. They do not seem concerned about
    the U.S. legal house of cards because it does not
    apply to them. They pick and choose and laugh
    all the way to their off-shore banks.

    Africa is rather quiet and once appeared to be a
    major target for colonization by the ICANN
    community. When ICANN found out there was not
    much money in Africa, their interest seemed to

    As major companies [Go Nuclear and Drop the .COM]
    the Verisign and ICANN house of cards will start
    to fall. People with their fortunes built on
    that pyramid scheme may slide a long way. It is
    ironic that it may be easier to obtain a trademark
    on a strong brand without the .COM. In fact, it
    would be true justice for the U.S. Government
    to decide that wide-spread usage **without the
    .COM** is a basic requirement for a strong mark.

    Maybe someone should patent domain names withOUT
    the .COM ?

    Welcome to the Root, what are these names worth?

    http:/ /Verisign/
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