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Username: cambler
Date/Time: Thu, January 10, 2002 at 4:02 PM GMT (Thu, January 10, 2002 at 8:02 AM PST)
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Subject: IOD has already arrived at a solution


You will note, if you read our ICANN application, that we have already arrived at a solution and proposed it as part of our timeline for going live in the root servers.

In short, we propose a period where we freeze new registrations and allow both UDRP challenges as well as an opportunity for individuals who have registered trademarks, perhaps as long as 6 years ago when the concept of "cybersquatting" didn't really exist, to abandon the name. To encourage this, we offer the registrant a free "exchange" for another .Web domain.

Again, this solution was proposed as part of our original application in November, 2000.

Christopher Ambler
CTO, Image Online Design, Inc.
The .Web Internet Domain Registry

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