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    UDRP Panel Issues Catch-22 Ruling On Reverse Domain Hi-Jacking | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 19 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re: Answer to "who gave the US rights over the Int
    by Anonymous on Saturday February 02 2002, @01:49AM (#4793)
    In response to your question on "who the fu*k gave ICANN or the US gov't any rights over the Internet?" - The US gov't created the Internet, so it retains some control over how it is managed.

    Your comment that "most of the English language is trademarked" is bunch of crap. The problem is with squatters who register domain names with famous trademarks, and think that they can (1) make a buck trying to sell the domain names to someone else, (2) use the domain names for their own profit.

    Can't do that in the "real world" and they shouldn't be allowed to escape laws in the virtual world.

    I don't deny that bad decisions happen in the UDRP, banco.com is the latest clear example. However, the UDRP works pretty well and will be around for a while, because, the US gov't controls the Internet and the US likes the UDRP (so do other governments too).
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