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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Wed, November 7, 2001 at 1:31 PM GMT
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Subject: Misleading people

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> How many people here are also significant share traders?

Most are, either directly or indirectly through pension plans and investment etc.

> (And who got burnt by the .com investment bubble debacle? Of course no-ones going to admit getting burnt!)

Most have - please see previous answer.

> My major gripe is with the fact that all this commodity trading mentality is very likely to render any new TLDs irrelevant. What hope is there in getting people to visit .info or .biz sites when they are either held speculatively, or used to feebly mislead people (ie: troutfishing.info takes you to a site which tries to make money by advertizing, and doesnt contain any worthwhile content.)


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The problem is entirely the making of the Internet authorities.
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You are talking in very very very simplistic terms.

People looking for information about marbles - going to marbles.com would get a financial company - they mislead people.

People looking for information about anything in dot infos taken during Sunrise will be mislead.

It is against unfair competition laws for any to have a trademark for the business they are in.

e.g. Apple Computers could not apply for the trademark 'COMPUTER'

But a different class (product type) could:

e.g. UK trademark 1134604 - 'COMPUTER'

Proprietor:  Dunlop Australia Limited

Class 25: Stockings, panti-hose; socks and tights, all for wear.

You go to computer.info and you could be seeing a screen with pair of tights on it.

So - EVERY generic word bought in the sunrise period will lead you to a different class.

e.g. HOLIDAY.info will not go to holiday site.

Open your eyes - you are being mislead by the authorities.
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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