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    Re: Oh shut up
    by Anonymous on Monday December 23 2002, @03:14AM (#10650)
    Damn its been a long time since we've heard drivel from you. Now back where you came from and stop bothering this board. We don't care.
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    Re: Congratulations on good comments and ignore th
    by rachelmacgregor on Monday December 23 2002, @01:14PM (#10671)
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    You have presented a fairly-reasoned argument and I agree with principles you put forward. If the word "apple" is a Trademark 35 times over in 35 different countries, then what the fuck gives ONE of those trademark holders the right to hi-jack the domain? And if someone else wants to write a website about eating apples, using the word "apple" in the domain name to draw attention logically to their subject, why the hell shouldn't they have the freedom to use their own language.

    All these problems might be eased if, as you have proposed previously Gerry, a TLD specifically for Trademarks (like .REG) was introduced. Then people would know that that was where you went for Trademarked/official websites. For the rest of the Internet, it should be open to all (providing they do not use names in bad faith) and names should NOT be reserved for Big Business.

    Now... some people may have intelligent alternative proposals or may not fully agree with yours...

    But how fucking disappointing that what we see in this thread is people not able to argue with you logically about your points and using the tactics of the gutter instead. Alas! They marginalise themselves! A lot of intelligent people read the posts on this valuable website, and the abuse directed against your points just about speaks for itself.

    I also object to the racism, that because you are a Brit, that in some way makes you more of a kook.

    Not a kook at all... good points... and on this website you have the freedom to express them. Of course, REAL kooks have the freedom to express themselves as well, but look at the actual content and decide for yourself who at least deserves a respectful and thoughtful response.

    ICANNwatch deserves thoughtful input like yours. It is only demeaned by brainless abuse with zero content and racist slurs.

    Rachel Macgregor
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