Re: [gtld-council] string criteria
- To: gtld-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [gtld-council] string criteria
- From: Avri Doria <avri@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 10:35:04 -0500
On 2 mar 2007, at 09.20, Ross Rader wrote:
BTW - this situation exists no matter what administrative choices
we make. I believe you are proposing that we create options so that
ICANN can avoid the courts, but this simply amounts to recreating a
subset of these legal systems (badly) inside our various contracts.
Again not a lawyer, just grew up surrounded by them, but I would
assume that no matter what rules ICANN creates it is still subject to
all the other legal systems.
As I have argued before, if we wish to create string criteria outside
the so-called low hanging fruit, I believe we will need to ban the
use of any single word that can be represented in a dictionary
anywhere, since every word can, and will, be claimed by someone as a
trademark - even simple ones like 'it'. And of course there are
those who wish us to ban every posible mispelling, transliteration
and misspelling of a transliteration of every possible trademark
(i.e. every possible single word in a dictionary anywhere).
Personally, I do not believe it makes sense to go down this road.