what problem are we solving? (was Re: ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs)
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Mon Jun 30 21:06:40 UTC 2008
On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 12:49:35PM -0500, Frank Bulk - iNAME wrote:
> One way to provide protection is too allow those who have the domain portion
> of any domain.(com|net|org|...) to have first dibs for the domain of any new
> gTLD. i.e. if nanog.org, nanog.com, nanog.net, etc. would have first dibs
> on nanog.thisisgreatstuff.
> Or is that too simplistic and fraught with division?
Oh, ick. No, it's just dumb.
Could someone, anyone, anywhere, point me to *any case law in any
jurisdiction whatsoever* which tends even to *suggest* that the mere
purchase and deployment of a domain name *in itself* in any way
constitutes infringement upon the rights of some holder of a trademark
to some component of that domain name?
or else shut the hell up about it, already?
Jay R. Ashworth Baylink jra at baylink.com
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