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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Sun, March 10, 2002 at 8:39 PM GMT
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Subject: 'Passing off'

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To my mind: microsoft.info for free speech is okay - to complain about their business practice or other reasons.

If they used microsoft.info for passing off - this is obviously WRONG.

Passing off would be impossible with .reg !

It is obvious why they do not want .reg - they want excuses to take away domain from legal owner. This is to dominate the word over others who use it and muffle criticism.

You are right - passing off should only be settled in the courts, not during Sunrise. This is supposed to be 'OPEN' TLD to the public - repeat an 'OPEN' gTLD.

Sunrise is a scam for several reasons e.g. to make out they are doing something so that all trademark owners can get domain - unlikely as 100's of trademarks may fight over the 1 domain. Also - the greedy bums can steal the best generics for themselves.

The unprincipled cybersquatters (outside of system) just help cover up registrar and registry scams.
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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