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||Why are TLD's allowed to be a corporate commodity?
As an example, in order to 'attempt'
to register the new .biz names I must prove that I have been using the name previously
for my business. What if I wanta generic .biz name or I am planning on starting my
company with this name (i.e. I have yet to trade with it)
While I completely agree
that using a trademark to decieve a surfer or misrepresent the company is wrong and
should be prevented, I dont see why independant use of a domain name that doesnt
decieve or misrepresent should be a problem. If the company is not in a position
to take control of a domain name and someone else takes it for a legitimate independant
use then tough luck on the company!.
Whats next? My child gets to buy the last
Action Man toy on the shelf because hes been playing with them longer than your child
and therefore has more claim on it! Yes this is stupid, there is a hint here!
system just seems to suit the companies with large amounts of cash to spend and legal
teams to flex and in my opinion only proves that the domain name dispute system doesnt
work (or why would they be trying to prevent its use!). Why dont they all just drop
the bull and lets redefine fair (the end of the book Animal Farm springs to mind
It's getting to the point where different TLD are pointless because all the
extension variations are owned by the same company anyway!
- Why are TLD's allowed to be a corporate commodity? Warlock, May 23, 2001 @ 12:09 AM (2/2)