Re: [alac] WIPO2: Advice to board due on 12 May.
On Wed, 16 Apr 2003 16:15:31 -0300, you wrote: >In the Personal Names issue, is seems to me that, if I ask to register >"sharon-stone.com" of any of its variants, I'm less entitled to the name >than Mrs. Sharon Stone herself. However, there could be a hundred Sharon >Stones in the world (please tell me where they are !). It doesn't feel >correct to asign a priority to one Sharon Stone, but to all of them (or non >of them?). Yes. Anyway, I would not even enter the path of "you have to have a right in a string to register it", because as it's impossible to define "which" Sharon Stone deserves the string "sharonstone", it's also impossible to define what constitutes a right in a string. A trademark? A name? A nickname? If I'm named John Doe but everyone calls me "Big Mac", do I have rights on bigmac.com? And who would have rights on common words? So the only real idea is that the first registrant should keep the domain, unless he's using it for illegitimate purposes, which include active unfair competition or cybersquatting. But as long as you're not doing harm to anyone with your domain, I can't see why you should lose it. -- vb. [Vittorio Bertola - vb [at] bertola.eu.org]<--- -------------------> http://bertola.eu.org/ <-----------------------