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||Sun, July 9, 2000 at 6:20 PM GMT
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||why do we want regulation ?
All this forum is about "how to organize regulation", i.e. how many authorized gTLD,
what ccTLD can do, etc... actually how to protect what most of us hate (speculation,
cybersquatting and lack of ideas) against inovation, life, changes, ideas, liberty,
development, business, competition, imagination, etc...|
When we should first start
discussing what regulation brings to us.
IMHO we should simply decide :
a TLD is only a DNS management element.
- anyone who wants it may operate
a TLD (many already do)
- in common interest some limitations (not obligations)
- two characters TLD are reserved to country governments
- ICANN may decide to reserve three/four letters TLDs
TLD are freely registered near the ICANN, along with their attribution rules. The
only rules are :
- TLDs must be controlled by non
profit organisations on a cooperative basis : one DN one vote.
- no service company may be involved into the technical management of
more than 10 TLDs
- IP rules say that TLD are not to be considered
as part of a mark, hence TLD are NOT concerned by trande marks.
when registering a trade mark one will indicate in which TLD it is to be protected
for free, with a fee per additional TLDs.
- when opening a
new TLD a 90 days period will be allowed for mark owners to register according to
the rules of the TLD.
- a public RFP is issued to obtain TLD management
tools and a certification procedure is adopted.
The rest is private liberty or
falls under the common commercial or national regulations.
- why do we want regulation ? jefsey, July 9 @ 6:20 PM (0/0)