Inside ICANNWatch  
Submit Story
Lost Password
Site Messages
Top 10 Lists
Latest Comments
Search by topic

Our Mission
ICANN for Beginners
About Us
How To Use This Site
Slash Tech Info
Link to Us
Write to Us

  Useful ICANN sites  
  • ICANN itself
  • Bret Fausett's ICANN Blog
  • Internet Governance Project
  • UN Working Group on Internet Governance
  • Karl Auerbach web site
  • Müller-Maguhn home
  • UDRPinfo.com;
  • UDRPlaw.net;
  • CircleID;
  • LatinoamerICANN Project
  • ICB Tollfree News

  •   At Large Membership and Civil Society Participation in ICANN  
  • icannatlarge.com;
  • Noncommercial Users Constituency of ICANN
  • NAIS Project
  • ICANN At Large Study Committee Final Report
  • ICANN (non)Members page
  • ICANN Membership Election site

  • ICANN-Related Reading
    Browse ICANNWatch by Subject

    Ted Byfied
    - ICANN: Defending Our Precious Bodily Fluids
    - Ushering in Banality
    - ICANN! No U CANN't!
    - roving_reporter
    - DNS: A Short History and a Short Future

    David Farber
    - Overcoming ICANN (PFIR statement)

    A. Michael Froomkin
    - When We Say US™, We Mean It!
    - ICANN 2.0: Meet The New Boss
    - Habermas@ discourse.net: Toward a Critical Theory of Cyberspace
    - ICANN and Anti-Trust (with Mark Lemley)
    - Wrong Turn in Cyberspace: Using ICANN to Route Around the APA & the Constitution (html)
    - Form and Substance in Cyberspace
    - ICANN's "Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy"-- Causes and (Partial) Cures

    Milton Mueller
    - Ruling the Root
    - Success by Default: A New Profile of Domain Name Trademark Disputes under ICANN's UDRP
    - Dancing the Quango: ICANN as International Regulatory Regime
    - Goverments and Country Names: ICANN's Transformation into an Intergovernmental Regime
    - Competing DNS Roots: Creative Destruction or Just Plain Destruction?
    - Rough Justice: A Statistical Assessment of the UDRP
    - ICANN and Internet Governance

    David Post
    - Governing Cyberspace, or Where is James Madison When We Need Him?
    - The 'Unsettled Paradox': The Internet, the State, and the Consent of the Governed

    Jonathan Weinberg
    - Sitefinder and Internet Governance
    - ICANN, Internet Stability, and New Top Level Domains
    - Geeks and Greeks
    - ICANN and the Problem of Legitimacy

    Highlights of the ICANNWatch Archive
    (June 1999 - March 2001)

    This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
    Canadian.biz -- Round Two ! | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 21 comments | Search Discussion
    Click this button to post a comment to this story
    The options below will change how the comments display
    Check box to change your default comment view
    The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
    Re: Canadian.biz -- Round Two !
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 09 2002, @03:44AM (#7730)
    Not a bad post. One of the more annoying developments of late revolves around the terrrible Paint.biz decision. It's not enough that the panel got it wrong, but that panelists have been citing to the decision left & right since it was issued. Complaints under STOP are treated different than the UDRP and there is a lower burden of proof. However, depending on the panelist you get, a registrant that fails to respond (and owns a generic name) is more likely to lose in the NAF than WIPO. NAF decisions are running close to 70% in favor of the trademark owner but WIPO is just over 42%. The big difference is probably on how WIPO panels are treating generic words.

    FIT.biz- the registrant showed up & argued that FIT was generic, but the panel ignored the argument. Brands.biz- the panel probably found against the registrant because it had picked up several hundred during Round 2. Panelists need to apply a little common sense in these cases.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Canadian.biz -- Round Two !
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 09 2002, @03:45AM (#7731)
    Good luck to Doug Black.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Canadian.biz -- Round Two !
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 09 2002, @07:38AM (#7741)
    Friends don't let friends use .biz.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: we stand for Black.
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 09 2002, @07:57AM (#7743)
    No one should have exclusive rights to such a generic term.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Canadian.biz -- Round Two !
    by ANNODOMINI2000 (reversethis-{KU.OC.OOHAY} {ta} {D0002DA}) on Tuesday July 09 2002, @08:29AM (#7744)
    User #3359 Info | http://www.ad2000d.co.uk/
    Reverse Domain Name Hijacking is another word for theft
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    I am confused
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday July 09 2002, @11:09PM (#7746)
    User #2810 Info

    Read the rest of this comment...

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    A succinct and very logical point by counsel for B
    by Anonymous on Wednesday July 10 2002, @01:21PM (#7767)
    ... one that epitomises how this word could never belong to Molson.

    "Molson Canadian probably wouldn't have named its beer that if there hadn't been a country of that name in the first place".
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Court overturns decision
    by Anonymous on Friday July 19 2002, @10:07AM (#7990)
    Judge Wright overturned the STOP decision, ordering Molson to pay Black's attorney fees. See: http://www.udrplaw.biz/BlackvMolson.pdf.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]

    Search ICANNWatch.org:

    Privacy Policy: We will not knowingly give out your personal data -- other than identifying your postings in the way you direct by setting your configuration options -- without a court order. All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 by ICANNWatch.Org. This web site was made with Slashcode, a web portal system written in perl. Slashcode is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL license.
    You can syndicate our headlines in .rdf, .rss, or .xml. Domain registration services donated by DomainRegistry.com