Personally - I admit to first looking after my own self interests.
I thought most
things could be sold on open market e.g. grade 8 Honus Wagner baseball card went
for $1,265,000 and UK car number plate 1 RT is on sale for 350,000 UKP (about half
million dollars). Indeed the licensing authorities auction the best numbers.
also knew that unlimited numbers of TLDs was technically possible - so was infinate
Procter & Gamble had bought thousands of domains. It is was selling 100
- including beautiful.com which it had for sale at $3,000,000.
In one of several
emails sent to US DOC & USPTO (this is October 9, 2000):
My interest in this topic
was at first vested, to protect investment in generic domains (bought with ill health
savings). WIPO would spin this to take them away from me, again using the excuse
from JT.com case - saying bought "for no legitimate reason but for the purpose of
selling it to another person for unjustifiable profit.'' They do so stopping the
lawful owners selling on the free market. Or is it only a free market when only big
business can make unjustifiable profit?
Now this interest has expanded, after seeing
the big picture of what was happening, into areas of free speech and Internet management.
For instance, why is it that child protection was not tackled first? It should have
at least been tackle concurrently - with the same force used to protect trademarks.