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>Some people here are trying to turn the Afilias debacle into a trademark/generic
Do you mean me? - Only if relevant to posting that I answer ;-)
is a blatant misuse of the sunrise.
You are right, the sunrise period has been
set up wrong.
IMO this has been purposeful - in their greed to milk as much profit,
as is possible.
>I agree that many generic words have trademarks on them.
But actually not all do.
I believe you are wrong - ALL generic words seem to be
Example: the single words - 'COLOUR' proper English :-)(UK 2224141),'COLOR'
US spelling (UK 701156), 'COMPUTER' (UK 1134604), 'MUSIC' (UK 2049640)
you believe the word 'INFO' has several trademarks (inc. UK 1100096 and 1405783).
they wished - trademarks could get all words in the dictionary, before the TLD was
open to the rest of the world.
Trademarks should not have to buy trademark
name in every TLD - this is a new trademark tax.
Many share the same words - CONFLICT
IS IMPOSSIBLE TO AVOID - so they should not have to protect these words in all TLD.