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||Sat, August 4, 2001 at 2:58 PM GMT
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Some people here are trying to turn the Afilias debacle into a trademark/generic
word issue. I agree that many generic words have trademarks on them. But actually
not all do. In any case, it is completely irrelevant as the information posted in
over 100 whois's I checked out turned out to not only be false (as in nonexistent
tm) but the information provided was impossible. In fact, I couldn't find one valid
one. One guy (music.info) listed his trademark as "dumping". Another whole bunch
of names from the same registrar listed the trademark as unknown and
the trademark date as 2040. This is a blatant misuse of the sunrise. |
option afilias offers is to spend $275 to challenge it? This is horrible. The people
are being cheated.
I would recommend that afilias scrap the current sunrise policies
and opt for a more fair approah where tms are analyzed for validity before registrations
are issued by an independent auditor. Otherwise this thing will get much worse.
It already is making afilias look very bad and has the potential to severly damage
an extension with decent potential. I think in any case icann should take a look
at their procedures.
- Pure Nonsense kellyjones, August 4, 2001 @ 2:58 PM (1/12)