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    Re: Unix.org reverse-hijacked
    by Anonymous on Thursday July 11 2002, @04:49PM (#7791)
    Reading the decision, I would conclude that no registrant other than X/Open could ever validly hold the domain, because "[t]he word UNIX is an invented word", and "[X/Open's] UNIX marks are very well known". I interpret Panelist's remarks as finding that a reasonable person should know that "UNIX" is a trademark...so on its face any attempt to register is a violation of element (ii).

    But I think X/Open would be wrong to obtain it as well, since they are clearly a commercial organization. (Consider this ICANN .org proposal assessment guideline:
    "A key objective is differentiation of the .org TLD from TLDs intended for commercial purposes...
    and minimize defensive...registrations.
    ") Wouldn't it be more logical (based on these statements) to say that nobody should get the domain?

    I find the bad faith finding very disturbing:
    "[T]he Respondent's planned and partially developed web site ... is already designed to contain links to commercial sites."
    Note that the site doesn't have to contain links to commercial sites; it must simply be "designed to contain" those links to be evidence of bad faith.
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