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|Date:||Fri, 11 Aug 2000 20:55:32 +0200|
Name: Christopher Zaborsky Organization: Rogue Network Solutions First of all, I don't think that the WIPO should be allowed to be a rulemaker and "arbitrator". That's like being the lawmaker, judge, and executioner! I find it amazing that the WIPO can take away a generic name, and transfer it to an organization because their name contains that word. My company is "Rogue Network Solutions", does that mean I'm entitled to "rogue.com", "network.com", and "solutions.com"? Dictionary words *were* the last safe names a person could register. Shame on you! Now to the RFC... Taking away a name based on personal names: BAD, that affects free speech. Taking away a name based on nonproprietary names: Maybe, it would depend on how it was being used. Taking away a name based on intergovernmental organizations: BAD, there's already TLD's other than .com for them. It would also affect free speech. Taking away a name based on geographical terms: BAD Taking away a name based on tradenames: BAD, If it's that important for them, they should have marked it. Thank you for your time.