Well freidrich, if I
made a point against myself, then so did you. I don't agree with your logic at all.
In my opinion, ".net" and ".org" should never have become substitutes for ".com".
I know that it is too late to change that now. But a lot of small organizations lost
what little chance they had of looking legit when this happened. Now we have porno
sites, e-commerce sites, and private homepages that have com/net/org addresses. By
letting anyone register here it ruined the meaning of what the domain stands for.
I support chartered TLDs. There would not be any enforcement with the "Internet
police watching" as you say. You would apply for a domain like "web.bank". The registrar
who sells the domain ".bank" would ask you to prove that you are indeed a legitimate
bank. And, if you could not do so -- you don't get the domain name. End of problem.
So, no there would not be any sort of confusion or enforcement going on. Either you
qualify to be in that domain or you don't.
And as far as giving the people who
have pre-registered domains "first pick" on new gTLDs... ABSOLUTELY NOT !! What makes
you think that you deserve any special favors because you own a "dot com" name. Why?
So you can turn around and cybersquat the new name too? That is the whole point of
adding new TLDs is to stop the artificial scarcity that people like you,"Great Domains",
and NSI have created. You should not get squat - zero! zilch! nada! nothing! nein!
not one thing! You are not special. You own a couple "dot coms"... who cares?
are combining the term "trademark holder" with "domain name holder" for you own convenience.
Someone like Coca-Cola or McDonalds who have distribution in over 120 countries and
have spent BILLIONS trying to market and establish their names have more of a claim
than you. If anyone would be worried it would be them. But, the courts and the law
is there to back them up. If someone buys the name "Coca-cola.beverage" then they
should expect to get sued in no time for copyright infringement.
you own "domain.com" and I register "domain.web" what gives you the right to claim
that you have rights to the word 'domain'? Is it because you own a "dot com" of the
same name? Now it would be a different story if you trademarked the name "FriedrichDomainNames.com"
and I turned around and bought the name "FriedrichDomainNames.web". You would then
have a legitimate case against me and we would both use the Universal Dispute Resolution
Policy set forth by ICANN -- and you would win the case.
But, just because you
own a "dot com" name (that is not trademarked) does not give you any sort of prior
claim to your name. In fact it does the best thing possible in a capitalistic society-
it opens you up to competition! For once you would actually have to go toe-to-toe
with someone else who has another domain in your area! The general public would benefit
from this, because now instead of only having "domain.com" to buy domains from. They
could visit my site "domain.web" or some other guy's site, "domain.space" and now
since we are all competing for the customer's business our prices would come down
as we try to out-do each other. And, in the end the customer would win! More places
to buy domains from and a cheaper price to buy it.
People like you are simply "SORE
LOSERS" because you don't like the idea of competition in your market place. It's
all good with you as long as you get first choice and you get to stay one step ahead
of everyone else with your unfair market advantage. But, god forbid we open up competition
and level the playing field so that everyone gets a fair chance for easy to find,
cheap and plentiful new domain names.
I will say it once more for clarity:
SPECIAL FAVORS FOR EXISTING DOMAIN NAME OR TRADEMARK OWNERS !!!