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Username: Gregory W. Krajewski
Date/Time: Sat, August 25, 2001 at 10:11 PM GMT
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Subject: Wrong, wrong, wrong....



      Generic words are being trademarked.  How long before you can't speak a word, or write a word before having to pay someone.  Frankly I don't think should be allowed in the Sunrise.  The Sunrise I thought that was supposed to unfold was a "Modified Sunrise"...whereby generic tm's were off limits.  Why should someone have preferential rights to a word that is for public use.  Unless you get it in the Landrush which is a better format for these types of domains, I think we will have problems.....

Also the "internet challenge" is not sensationalizing anything.  They are trying to provide Afilias with a list.  Afilias themselves will be the "judge" or WIPO if someone sees a domain "they" want to challenge. 

Let's be clear about what is happening here.  What is going to happen the next time a TLD rollout happens.  Can you image the amount of Trademarks that are going to be applied for, just so that you can "take it"....This is the wrong path that we are going down...

Just my .02

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