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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Mon, October 22, 2001 at 11:19 AM GMT
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Subject: "more deserved of the name" ?

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> I believe the Hawaiian authorities would be more deserved of the name than Leopold.

Everybody has the same right to use any word as the next person - nobody is more 'deserving' than any other.

Which is why I am against UDRP in open TLDs - it abridges free speech, so it violates First Amendment.

Which is why I am against Sunrise in open TLDs - it abridges free speech, so violates First Amendment.

In a free society, we all have the right to use words for whatever purpose we like.

Though I do understand what you mean here - all this bull* is meant to give trademarks priority before everyone else.

It is all bull* - I do not know how many times I have said that.

If you contact Hawaiian authorities, they will likely challenge this domain.

This would add further weight to the argument of ICANN and WIPO - they would use Hawaii.info, along with SouthAfrica.com, to bring in new laws to 'steal' these domains from people in UDRP.

Indeed, I know this sounds stupid, ICANN may put in objection themselves.

Well that is what I think - please tell me if you agree Jason - and if it is a price worth paying?

> However I        

Looks like your cut n paste from app did not get all text.
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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