I know what it means to follow this forum - never before was there
as much interest as now. And your comments contain a lot of interesting thoughts.
in the .reg issue you are not quite right. I am a trademarkholder and for me the
solution you propose would be perfect. But it wouldn't be fair.
You must understand
that on the domain level of the existing internet whether it is a gtld or a cctld
THERE CAN'T BE ANY TRADEMARK PROTECTION. Everyone knew this when registering.
trademark question was introduced only recently, in order to get an advantage. I
have the means to defend my domain names AND to get your domain names if I want -
good for me. Judges currently use to decide in favour of business people like me.
it is simply unfair and I am against an unfair policy.
If you declare the existing
internet as a trademark area - no problem for me. Of course it is the easiest solution,
but an unfair one.
Therefore you have to create a trademark area in the internet.
me, I know why I proposed what I proposed.
No matter, if you introduce a .reg,
.tm and .1 or a .reg, .reg./country or .reg/class or .rcom, rnet, .rorg, rweb or
whatever other combination:
You have to give trademarkonwners like me an appropriate
new space in the internet. Of course I will also try to register in the non-trademark
area, but knowing that I get no trademark protection there and no right to rip off
This would be fair for both sides and that's why I am advocating it.