|Subject:||[cctlds-comments] WIPO ccTLD Best Practices|
|From:||Bob Black < email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 22 Feb 2001 01:14:20 +0100|
Name: bob black
Whatever is done must prevent the etoy vs. etoys problem. When a early registrant (etoy) was prevented from using their domain by a new company (etoys) that did not even exist when etoy registered it's domain - something is not working. This kind of bullying must be prevented. The basic problem is what country's courts have jurisdiction. Strong preference should go to who registered a domain first. Cyber squatting might be prevented by perhaps creating a limit of the number of domains a person could register before having to certify that he/she is registering a domain for the purpose of appropriating the intellectual property of another. A domain registrar should not be put in the position of arbitrating trademark issues. The only way a domain registration should be changed is when the initial registrar asks that it be changed. If another party wants a registration change they must go to a court with jurisdiction over the person making the initial registration and ! sue to force a change.
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