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Username: Gregory W. Krajewski
Date/Time: Sun, October 22, 2000 at 1:37 PM GMT
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Subject: To answer a couple of your questions...


      1.  Dot web if uploaded to the A root server will increase the name-space considerably....There was an argument that this is not true, rather all you needed to do was either allow an extension on dot com or add characters (which has been done-63 characters)...both of the last two examples are not sufficient when it comes to ecommerce....Dot web, pure and simple is competitive with dot com...

     2.  Dot web if uploaded with registrants from IOD will still increase the name-space potential...As you can see a lot of support from IOD registrants have been written in...Most plan to start legitimate businesses with their domains.   I don't see how taking their domains would somehow put these domains into the hands of someone else, will create a better situation.  Plus our registrants who have "voted" for this domain come from all over the world, not just the us, which will make Dot WEB more global than dot com...

    3.  If some current Dot Web registrations through IOD infringe on another's trademark the process by which IOD will deal with that is stated below----(By the way I have tm'd mine by using them--I leave nothing to chance):

From their application:  (I suggest everyone check out their application--from the link below):
    "Notwithstanding the difficulties in providing generic sunrise provisions for particular classes of trademark owners, though, Image Online Design will implement a policy that will provide significant protection to trademark owners during the full inclusion of .Web domain names into the main DNS system. First, if any trademark registration owner files a UDRP complaint or file suit to contest the ownership of a domain name registration in a court of competent jurisdiction before .Web is added to the root, Image Online Design will place the subject .Web domain name registration on hold, preventing use of that domain name by anyone. This remedy is not presently available to trademark owners in the .com, .net and .org TLDs. This remedy will allow trademark owners to block widespread potential trademark infringement through the use of a previously registered Image Online Design .Web second level domain name registration before it is allowed to begin. Additionally, Image Online Design will provide a notice of this policy to all existing Image Online Design .Web domain name registrants and encourage them to voluntarily relinquish any domain names that are likely to provoke a domain name dispute and register a different domain name in its place without charge. This offer will be revoked, however, should a domain name be formally contested, either through the filing of a complaint under the UDRP or the filing of a legal action in a court of competent jurisdiction with respect to the domain name..

P.S The above argument with respect to "Bad faith" registrations does go on today without new TLD' is the price we pay for what is ours, the internet...and their is a body, that although I have reservations about, does rule on UDRP issues, that will detract, the "bad" dot web registrations...I do leave you this thought...Every read Ray Bradbury's Farenheit 451...We are in for some fun!

Glad to be of help....

Greg Krajewski



Link: IOD's application,

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