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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Mon, September 10, 2001 at 5:53 PM GMT
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Subject: Why?

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This is the dictatorship attitude of the authorities.

There is no freeze on publication of books on geographic names - why stop geographic domains?

This gives Governments greater tyranical powers e.g. the SouthAfrica.com case:

Analogy, if you wrote a book entitled "South Africa" - what imbecile would believe book belonged to South African Government?

This one single SLD is not stopping the Government - they could have many millions.

They have the whole .za ccTLD for goodness sake - so could use SouthAfrica.za, Government.za or millions of [any].gov.za

The US Government could even give them SouthAfrica.gov - no chance ;-)
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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