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Username: emc2
Date/Time: Thu, October 19, 2000 at 3:23 PM GMT
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Subject: Reject the .name application...concept close to cyberquatting



1.We read Global Name Registry application. Not only is the ".name" infringing on prior intellectual property rights, the application should be rejected for the following reasons:

2. Buying up hundreds, and thousands of domain names, with people's last names is called cybersquatting in North America.

3. You then rent back the last names to people, because they have no choice but to come to you, since you own their last names.

4. This means as a registry you will hoard all the domain names that will be benefit you, and rent or resell them for a higher prices.

5. Furthermore, from your company pilosophy, you will be like ".tv" which hoards the best domain names and re-sells them at ridiculous prices.

This is not freedom, and does not benefit the Internet public. Although hoarding domain names may be profitable to your company, what you are proposing is monopolism.


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