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    Restricted TLD to replace trademark symbol
    by WIPOorgUK on Tuesday January 15 2002, @11:50PM (#4658)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/

    Quote: ICANN's CEO in which he contrasted "problem"-prone unsponsored TLDs with the allegedly tidier, and certainly more intensively regulated, sponsored TLDs. "More people I talk to think it's the more likely direction," sprach Lynn, practically begging the Reuters journalist to question whom Lynn's talking to and how he's talking to them. The article equivocated, "Lynn and Cerf both emphasized that their opinions were their own and not that of ICANN, but said others agreed with them."

    I have been in contact, for quite some time, with US and UK authorities (and lawyers) about these domain and trademark problems.

    I would bring your attention to Lynn's statement, which Vint Cerf agreed with, about regulated TLDs - "More people I talk to think it's the more likely direction,"

    This is very interesting - because the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization and the United States Department of Commerce ALREADY knew this.

    I wonder why they did not tell ICANN?

    UN WIPO and US DOC always knew that a restricted TLD was required for trademarks.

    They knew the answer to exclusively identify ALL trademark domains.

    Information for lawyers - yes I know all about classifications and all the other 'so-called' problems.

    Please visit WIPO.org.uk to see rationale behind the solution (which was self-evident).

    Incidentally, you would think the news media would report on WIPO.org.uk - as the United Nations WIPO.org take away similar domains to trademarks - wouldn't you?

    Also they would report the fact that the solution was ratified by honest attorneys - including the honourable G. Gervaise Davis III, a UN WIPO panellist judge himself.

    I have contacted over 100 news editors and journalists of newspapers and TV. Perhaps they are all ignorant imbeciles and could not recognize a story if it bit their bottom ;-)
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