ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Jun 26 18:17:45 CDT 2008


On Jun 26, 2008, at 4:07 PM, Martin Hannigan wrote:

>
>
>> And no, companies *aren't* "forced to pay for another domain name"  
>> just
>> because a new TLD appears -- they aren't doing it *now*, by and  
>> large,
>> and thank ghod:
>
> The last time I looked there were a few thousand companies  
> protecting their intellectual property by using companies like Mark  
> Monitor to insure that they had defensive registrations in all  
> ccTLD's possible.
>
> -M<
>
>
Whether some choose to do that or not, I believe that the point is that:

1.	Nobody is FORCING them to do so.

2.	Most are _NOT_ doing so.

3.	It is somewhat anti-social to do so, but, that has rarely been a
	constraint on corporate greed, especially amongst the Intelectual
	Property crowd.

Owen





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