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Username: richard_henderson
Date/Time: Wed, January 30, 2002 at 6:41 PM GMT
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Subject: OK- I got the answer for myself

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Found the answers on the Neulevel site (linked beneath)

If a registrar offers FREE pre-registration (with charge only in the event of actual registration) then your money looks SAFE.

If a registrar CHARGES for pre-registration, you're on a hiding to nothing - wave goodbye to your savings!

I see from the Neulevel site that all pre-registrants will be notified of Intellectual claims against their chosen names, and given the choice of cancelling, before registration takes place.

So it looks like most of the good names will indeed go to people with Trademarks, however arbitrary or spurious.

Once again, ICANN has adopted a process that "favours" Trademark holders - the rest of the Internet community gets blocked out of using domain names with generic words.

Hey! Didn't anyone tell them that the English Language is the intellectual property of ALL the people who speak it!

And likewise the German language, the French language etc etc       
     

 

Link: Where Neulevel explains the revised process


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