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||Wed, October 17, 2001 at 9:07 AM GMT
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||ICANN 101: .COM Equals Carte Blanche to All Other TLDs...
You are among the first to face the affects of ICANN's
.COM-centric universe. There will be many more stories like yours to come...numerous
.INFO registrants in upcoming months, after spending much money and time to develop
them, will one day find their domains being challenged by the registrant of the .COM
version. .ORG and .NET domain holders have faced similar threats over the years,
but I suspect .INFO and .BIZ domain holders will have it far worse for various reasons.|
the ICANN universe .COM is all that matters...here are some examples:
= ICANN.ORG = ICANN.NET = [any new TLD ever added]
Even nerds, many of which still
believe .ORG should be for non-profit organizations, will find their favorite site
has taken ICANN 101:
SLASHDOT.COM = SLASHDOT.ORG
And even the venerable ICANN
Watch website has learned well...
ICANNWATCH.COM = ICANNWATCH.ORG
is that .COM is all that matters and anyone who doesn't have the .COM version is
basically out of luck...
ICANN Math for .INFO...or really any new TLD quite really...
own the .INFO, but not the .COM = Expect legal action soon!!
You own the .COM,
but not the .INFO = Take legal action now and grab that pesky .INFO domain before
it causes confusion and problems. And anyways, according to ICANN 101, it's a .COM
registrant's "RIGHT" to own the .INFO and .BIZ domains too along with any other new
TLDs that come down the pike.