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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.

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