Richard - I am also British. I had to retire after 2 operations went wrong at Papworth.
I have 2 teenage daughters. Like you - I am poor and feeling ripped off. We are both
well aware of big business rip-off culture in the UK.
With very limited income
to support my wife and daughters, I decided the best way to do this was by investing
in generic and common word domain names.
I have good logic skills and have come
up with a few good marketing ideas. Marketing Agencies would charge just as much,
if not more, for these brilliant ideas - IMHO ;-)
This is my personal Intellectual
I later found innocent people were being called 'cybersquatters'.
bully for domains even if personal name of holder. The most famous was the little
girl Veronica. Her dad was bullied for veronica.org by Archie comics.
are trademarked somewhere (most many times) - WIPO make it very easy for TM to take
domain from owner. They even took initials JT.com - which could be used by any one
of large number of trademarks.
Millions of TLDs are being sat on by ICANN. They
are the worlds greatest 'cybersquatters' (to use propagandist definition of word).
Analogy - What sort of world would it be if we only had two hundred or so towns -
each allowed only one High Street (Americans may call it Main Street)?
earlier, "I believe in the integrity of some of the key players on the ICAAN board
- specifically Vint Cerf himself, Stuart Lynn and Dan Halloran."
You are naive.
I used to be like you, believing in the best about people. After all, most that I
know are basically good - why should others be different?
But my experiences over
the past few years have taught me much. Allow me to offer you my much informed opinion
As Schoolteacher, you have no idea of the corporate world - in which ICANN
is involved. They are entirely driven by the greed for more and more profits. I do
not leave legal profession from that charge.
In this environment - even the best
of good people, turn bad.
The authorities assist them, so are corrupt. Proven by
the fact that they know the solution to trademark problems and do nothing about it.
visit my WIPO.org.uk site to view the simple answer.