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    UDRP ruling in VIVENDIUNIVERSAL SUCKS.COM dispute | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 21 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re: UDRP ruling in VIVENDIUNIVERSALSUCKS.COM dispu
    by Anonymous on Sunday November 18 2001, @11:09PM (#3719)
    I whole-heartedly disagree with your embittered view of this decision. I sympathise with the body of opinion that "-sucks" domain names are not confusingly similar to trade marks, but I find it difficult to raise a sniffle in cases where those in the habit of registering these domain names fail to armour plate their plans by taking the sort of precautions that by now one would regard as self-evident.

    Yes there are significant UDRP issues that need to be resolved, but in leaving a "-sucks" domain name inactive for 5 months you are asking for trouble. And by the way, your veiled criticism of the nationalities of those panellists that found against you does you absolutely no favours. The rest of the world has to put up with a flawed corporation that the US govt took upon itself to set up in order to run the internet. The least you could do is accept that international interpretations of law applicable to gTLDs can validly apply. If you want to exclude foriegn law and interpretation, register a .us domain name.

    Oh, I forgot, those aren't available yet. Funny that...
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