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Username: Vera-City
Date/Time: Fri, August 31, 2001 at 5:45 AM GMT
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Subject: .info challenges - why be concerned?

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                        In my opinion: Afilias no doubt will challenge facially defective registrations left over if legit trademark owners don't claim them. That's the easy part and will make for great PR. Those facially defective registrations are dead money and the domains should be returned to the public pool and I expect most, if not all, will. It cleverly appears, in a sense, to have extended the sunrise period protections for legit trademark holders with the pretenders/squatters acting as place-holders for them. It's the more inventive registrations involving allegedly make-believe trademarks in banana republics that will be very tough to ferret out. Could Afilias and certain Registrars have done more to prevent many of the facially defective applications from reaching registration?....would seem so...however eventually those who submitted facially defective applications on purpose are going to be the real losers. I'm not losing any sleep over it.        
     
     
     
     

 


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