RE: [gnso-res-sga] DRAFT Subgroup A report
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- Subject: RE: [gnso-res-sga] DRAFT Subgroup A report
- From: "Scoville, Adam" <ascoville@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 20:05:21 -0600
One minor comment (with apologies for the delay):
The definition of "Legal Issues" proposed by Chris Gibson and included
in the report omits a class of what one might call non-adversarial
issues, where, generally speaking, the interest is in verifying legal
title to the domain within an organization or among affiliates.
- A variety of domain names are to be transferred from one entity to
another as part of a corporate merger/transaction, and the parties seek
registration information to conduct due diligence as to whether the
transferor actually owns them.
- For that matter, any purchaser with an agreement to purchase a domain
from another wants to verify that the seller actually owns the domain.
- An employee, ignorant of corporate policy, registers a domain for the
company's business use, and others in the enterprise want to determine
who registered it, as to bring the domain under proper management.
- A franchisee or licensee of a trademark holder registers a domain name
containing the licensor's brand. The brandowner wishes to verify that
the domain is owned by a legitimate licensee, and/or wishes to address
registration by a licensee that didn't accord with the brandholder's
rules for licensee domain registration.
I don't imagine these are controversial, and some of them might be
resolved if the commercial/non-commercial and natural/legal person
distinctions from subgroup C were adopted (as these domains may be
non-OPoC), but I just thought it worth mentioning for the record.