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    Re: Congratulations on good comments and ignore th
    by Anonymous on Tuesday December 24 2002, @01:55AM (#10681)
    Rachel, sorry, but Gerry's plan just won't work. TM owners do not want .reg just like they don't want any more new TLDs (unless they are restricted like .museum and .aero). Why spend more money registering domains in .reg when people really don't want to register names in .biz, .info, .us, etc. The UDRP was designed to deal with cases of true cybersquatting. Unfortunately, there have been a few complainants who have screwed up the process by reaching too far - crew.com, heel.com, barcelona.com, plus a few others. But on the whole, the policy works well.

    Gerry's plan just isn't worth it. And it doesn't solve the problem, it just adds another tld that people have to fight over.
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    Re: Congratulations on good comments and ignore th by Anonymous
    You give disinformation and lies
    by WIPOorgUK on Tuesday December 24 2002, @03:39AM (#10684)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/
    > TM owners do not want .reg just like they don't want any more new TLDs (unless they are restricted like .museum and .aero).

    Why should trademark holders have to buy and protect domains in every TLD?

    They do not own the trademark in EVERY CLASSIFICATION and EVERY COUNTRY - do they?

    > Why spend more money registering domains in .reg when people really don't want to register names in .biz, .info, .us, etc.

    Read feeble excuses link on my website - COST TO TRADEMARK:

    It is minimal, a few dollars, they used to give domains away. The reason why they cost even as much as they do, is profit margin. Why not one off payment, like driving licence? Or, as trademarks are rarely transferred, pay on change of owner.

    > The UDRP was designed to deal with cases of true cybersquatting. Unfortunately, there have been a few complainants who have screwed up the process by reaching too far - crew.com, heel.com, barcelona.com, plus a few others. But on the whole, the policy works well.

    Bull* - most cases do not reach this far - for one reason only - because the domain owner has given it up - being frightened off by lawyers and threats of 100,000 dollar fines.

    > Gerry's plan just isn't worth it. And it doesn't solve the problem, it just adds another tld that people have to fight over.

    Bull* - there is no need to fight - trademark conflict is not allowed - else trademark is invalid.

    It doe solve problem - because it uniquely identifies the trademark holder - one does not have priority over another - trademarks are unable to prevent small business from using their name.

    *************************
    Why do you try so hard to divert attention away from the facts?
    *************************

    Are you a corrupt lawyer - perverting Trademark and Competition Law on the Internet - to make loads of money from these problems?

    Just try to deny this - go on I dare you:

    Fact: In this vast ocean of domains on the Internet, mostly non-trademarks, a marker is absolutely essential - for people to identify the domain as trademark.

    Given virtually all words are registered trademarks many times over - how else are people to know?
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    Re: Congratulations on good comments and ignore th
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Tuesday December 24 2002, @03:56AM (#10686)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    Since when should "what TM owners want" automatically be law or policy? They're just one of many different groups with an interest of some sort in domain name policy; their word should be listened to along with all the others, but shouldn't automatically win every time. "You can't always get what you want."
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