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Username: mab007
Date/Time: Tue, August 7, 2001 at 9:46 AM GMT
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Subject: .Name


                Your comments are interesting, although I cannot agree with your statement "So, while anyone named John Smith may have some difficulty getting his own name, most other people should be able to." wholeheartedly.

For instance, the company Shell will be able to take out of circulation "*" and "shell.*.name".  So where does that leave all those with the surname "Shell"?  I also think the dispute resolution for such a conflict would only really benefit the company.

I think that since the .name TLD is for individuals it should be opened up as much as possible, without concern for trademark holders.  People know that to reach the company Shell's website they would go to .com or .biz, not .name.




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