ICANN are ones responsible for causing trademark 'Consumer Confusion'
They do this
It is one of the excuses they use to take peoples domains - including
the .ORG complaint sites that they are now after.
They do so for reasons based
on money and power, without any sense of Justice.
They know how to solve this problem.
ALL trademarks share a common word(s) with many others - even in same country.
example, in the case of etoy and eToys (e prefix for Internet) - 1,685 trademarks
share common word "toy" in USA alone.
There are tens of thousands of them in 200
Logical, therefore, that ALL cannot use slight variations on this
common word (as domain name) - else it would "infringe" upon others and cause "consumer
Those with a brain can see, nearly all domain names "infringe" upon
others and cause "consumer confusion" - it is just bull* excuse.
The obvious answer
to *make things legal* is name.class.country.reg
But big business (therefore ICANN)
do not like it!
Example domino pizza in US would be: domino.food.us.reg
acts as certificate of authentication (id tag) and directory - the .COMs could still
This is the EASIEST way to solve ALL the problems:
authorised trademarks only
Coming across sex sites by accident
- easily found and identified
TM Fraud - it serves as a certificate of authentication
No need to police domains for trademarks (bad news for attorneys)
If you can
use the telephone, then you can use dot REG
Though ICANN policy (UDRP) SAY they
have good ideals - to protect trademarks on the Internet - this is a bare-faced LIE.
those unable to progress ideas through to conclusion would believe them.
give certain trademarks an illegal dominant position and create a 'cash cow' for
their friends in the legal profession.
This is demonstrably true and was the obvious
Those in pocket of big business would say otherwise.
This new ICANN
proposal adds another way to get rid of an annoyance - the .ORG complaint sites.
dare ICANN to prove this considered and informed opinion wrong.
They will not -
methinks they are cowards!