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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Tue, October 16, 2001 at 8:05 AM GMT
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Subject: What was point of Sunrise?


If they are not checking trademarks, then what was point of Sunrise?

Trademarks always could challenge after the registration of domain - so nothing has changed.

The point of Sunrise is:

It appears to me, to be a corrupt money making scheme - what with the lack of data validation and funny business of registrar / registry taking trademarked names etc.

But like I have been saying, for this and other reasons below - Sunrise is bull* propaganda.


cut n paste from - long time forum members have read several times before (sorry):

The authorities have been using lies and propaganda; As example, ask them to deny this:

THOUSANDs of new open TLDs will not solve any problem - even if every one has 'Sunrise Period'

It will not solve 'consumer confusion', 'trademark conflict' or stop anybody 'passing off'.

Also, as an example on Sunrise, thousands of trademarks using word 'Apple' have no guarantee of being able to use name.

Apple computers will still protect and make claim to every Apple.[anything] - even though they share word with 727 others in the USA alone (plus all those in 200+ countries).


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