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Username: kodo
Date/Time: Fri, April 27, 2001 at 7:48 PM GMT (Fri, April 27, 2001 at 2:48 PM EST)
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Subject: SUNRISE IS WRONG!

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        If you own "McDonalds.com" you are infringing on someone's trademark. You should not be allowed to have "McDonalds.anything". Obviously large companies like McDonalds, Burger King, Coca Cola and Pepsi deserve to have their names in any TLD.

HOWEVER.....

This does NOT entitle them to generic strings like: "drink.info", or "burger.info" -- these are GENERIC ENGLISH WORDS!!!! They cannot be trademarked! I am completely against any sort of SUNRISE proposal.
But, if the IP interests and WIPO insist upon it... it should be limited to ONLY the name of the company.

A perfect example of the type of abuse that can occur with SUNRISE is the NeuLevel agreement for .biz. So far, in addition to their name (neulevel.biz, and biztld.biz) they are requesting generic words like:

directory.biz
info.biz
multilingual.biz
security.biz
services.biz
domain.biz
network.biz


THIS IS WRONG !!!!

THESE PEOPLE HAVE NO PRE-EMPTIVE RIGHT TO GENERIC ENGLISH WORDS!


     

 


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