>Look you lot, I see few people here saying anything that supports anyone one
but themselves and their own selfish motives, so what if some dickhead has claimed
whatever.info under a false trademark. I think it stinks, but some of you would
wait until the landrush to grab the the same name and say hard luck to the guy who
really does have a real trademark claim on it.
Leon, to declare my interests:
do not have claim on even one .info or .biz domain. I first was angered at the injustice
of claims that buying common word domains was 'cybersquatting'. After looking at
all the arguments for nearly two years, I now see the whole big picture.
of TLDs are being sat on by ICANN. They are the worlds greatest 'cybersquatters'
(to use their 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)?
Your logic in post is fatally flawed.
words are trademarked - most many times over.
You are saying people should not
get any .info domains, at all.
You say that, because it will be 'hard luck' on
one of any number of big businesses - who happen to use same word.
are only allowed to get domain after checking all 200+ countries trademark databases.
they could get a (totally new made up word).info?
>Most of the world does not
know what is happening, but then, that is what some of you are banking on!
somebody thinks of an idea before somebody else - it is called 'Intellectual Property'.
may have heard of 'Intellectual Property' - the term is used by big business, to
screw the maximum profit from us all.
>I don't like this TLD business anymore
than you do, ICANN stinks of corruption and so do the companies that are rolling
out the new TLDs, will it ever be any different, no!
This is the common bond that
binds us all together - the fight against corruption and lies.
The only way to
solve the problem, is to bring in new CLOSED TLDs - e.g. .REG
Not one person in
authority has ever denied that this will totally avoid 'consumer confusion', 'trademark
conflict' problems and stop anybody 'passing off'.
It will also enable 'free speech'
and stop big business using their trademark for 'unfair competition' against others
using the same word.
Pure Common-sense Logic.
This is the truth they hide.