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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Tue, March 12, 2002 at 4:01 PM GMT
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Subject: Corrupt ICANN cannot defend Sunrise



Corrupt ICANN cannot defend Sunrise in an 'open' gTLD.

All trademarks will fight over the words they share with many others.

Sunrise abridges the use of common words to the people and non-trademarked small business.

It was always obvious that restricted TLDs were required for trademarks - I have been saying so since first looked at situation, the end of 1999.

ICANN President Stuart Lynn and Chairman Vint Cerf admitted about the use of restricted top-level domains to Reuters. "More people I talk to think it's the more likely direction," said Llyn.

IMO history will show these people in ICANN, US DoC and UN WIPO to be corrupt.

There are four essential requirements (or attributes) to uniquely identify registered trademarks on the Internet:

1. name
2. classification
3. country
4. trademark identifier

Try to find an Honest Lawyer who will deny this fact - you will not.

Yet the authorities continue to steal domains just entirely based on the name attribute. It is FACT that virtually ALL domain names are identical or confusingly similar to a trademark.

There is no doubt in my mind, using reasoned logic - based on all facts, they are corrupt.


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