Here is the message I just posted on another discussion about reserve domain
names for the famous trademarks:
1. What about several firms share one trademark
name? There are many words trademarked by more than one firms (as long as the firms
do not have the same business). How do you decide which firm has the right to register
the domain name?
2. Some firms registered their trademark not for the words but
for the design (the generic words cannot be registered).
3. What about the trademarks
from other countries instead of the US. Who decide these trademarks being registered
4. I bet you that the fist day of the registration of the new upper level
domain will be a mess. It is very likely that the computer will be totally shut down.
I know some people have prepared hundreds of thousands of names to register. I do
not think that the server of NS will be able to handle that traffic. Everybody knows
that the premium domain names similar to the ones that have been sold for millions
dollars will last for a couple of hours. A good example was a so-called one-hour
free domain registration by a New York based company. It was a total disaster. Nobody
was able to get into its system. It is strangely that no one has mentioned
this problem afterwards.
5. What about these domain registration companies? Are
they going to take care of their customers or register their own domain names?
They can register millions of domain names for themselves.
6. There are some countries'
domain names open to any one to register. Why do some firms not use these upper level
domains? Some small countries have only several thousand people. They will never
be able to use all the domains. I would say that increasing the new TLDs would implicate
the problems and make the current situation worse. I wish ICANN would add .BEST,
.TOP, or .EST. Then, we will begin another round of gold digging wave.
is the nature of business. Anyone can image what will happen if one day the City
of New York suddenly pronounces that anyone can come to the Central Park to grab
a piece of land for free.
If we really want to solve the domain shortage problem,
the only way we can do is to randomly assign an IP number to anyone who wants a domain
name and you have to type these numbers to get into the Internet. In that way, we
all will have piece. Instead of frantically rush to register our domain names, we
concentrate on developing our businesses.