ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Fri Jun 27 19:26:50 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 11:07:57PM -0000, Martin Hannigan wrote:
[ quoting me ]
> >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.

Sure; MarkMonitor has a great sales staff.

But the methods by which you can violate a trademark are *very* clearly
defined, and the mere existence of a domain name doesn't seem to be one
of them.  IANAL.

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