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||Sat, August 18, 2001 at 7:38 PM GMT
||Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.5 using Windows NT 5.0
||How about TLD just for trademarks?
I don't know if .TM, .SM, etc. are already in use as ccTLDs,
but if not, why couldn't they be opened up for trademark use, freeing the other domains
of the need for sunrise periods and the contention between trademark holders and
"ordinary people"? I see no reason for McDonalds, for instance, to be privileged
to have complete control of McDonalds dot everything. That's what .COM was
supposed to be for; so OK, lots of trademarks are already taken in .COM by non-trademark-holders,
so too late there, but that doesn't mean we couldn't have a domain or domains specifically
If I understand correctly, you can have a trademark in one state
in the US that's the same as someone else's trademark in another state, so .TM might
have to be in some way further subdivided by state, but that's only 50 (or 51 if
there's a subdivision for trademarks with the same owner in all states). International
trademark considerations might expand that further. Maybe making use of subdomains
of the ccTLDs and the TLDs for the states would work:
has the added advantage that the ".TM." tells people not to infringe!
idea been considered?
- How about TLD just for trademarks? donstauffer, August 18 @ 7:38 PM (1/1)