How To Shut The Door On TM Violations
- To: <competition-pricing-prelim@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: How To Shut The Door On TM Violations
- From: "Castello Cities Internet Network, Inc." <David@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 13:22:53 -0700
The vast majority of TM violations will be from generic word TLDs. If ICANN
wants to greenlight a dotNFL or dotCNN, so be it because those TLDs are
trademarks themselves and will be closely monitored. However, when they allow
a dotCARS, dotWINE or dotCOMPUTERS is when the trouble will begin. The #1
reason anyone would invest in launching a generic word TLD would be to profit
from reselling. And reselling means a free market with TM violations dealt
with after the fact with no repercussions on the administrator. Put it this
way - has VeriSign ever been sued because someone registered a trademark
violating dotCOM from them?
David J Castello
Castello Cities Internet Network, Inc.