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    Re: ICANN Board approves .NAME contract
    by Jon_Weinberg on Wednesday August 01 2001, @02:15AM (#1549)
    User #16 Info | www.threecats.net
    Well, as I read Appendix L and Appendix M to the .name contract, the only grounds available to challenge a defensive registration is that the string isn't really the defensive registrant's trademark. If the company with the "Jones" mark for soap enters a defensive registration, and Sam Jones challenges it, Sam Jones loses. Unless I'm missing something . . .
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    Re: ICANN Board approves .NAME contract
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Sunday August 05 2001, @03:29PM (#1613)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    More people get the names they want, even if they're named John Smith?
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    Re: ICANN Board approves .NAME contract
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Sunday August 05 2001, @03:32PM (#1614)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    Why do you say it was a poor choice? Namespace for individuals is one of the gaps in the old TLDs, where if you're not a commercial business or a noncommercial organization or a network provider, there really isn't a TLD that makes logical sense. You can quibble with whether ".name" is the most sensible name for this use -- all domain names are names, so suffixing personal-name domains with this doesn't make that much logical sense (the earlier proposal for .per for personal sites would be more consistent with the older TLDs), but giving namespace for personal use makes sense, and this is the one new TLD that is set up so it can't be grabbed by the trademark lobby and isn't restricted to a narrow niche market. (Yes, there are "defensive registrations" for TM owners, but they can be challenged successfully by individuals whose real name is within their perimeter.)
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