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|Date:||Mon, 14 Aug 2000 19:41:08 +0200|
Name: Forrester Rupp The simplest solution to the ongoing and growing problem of Trade Name disputes is to allow TM Holders a TLD of their own, and a single .Com to ensure that those unaware of their TLD don't go to a confusingly similar site. The Big TM Holder Companies will not be able to function on a single .com due to their size and the numbers of pages a single .com supports (with ease of use for those trying to navigate a site with 50,000 pages) The allowing of a TLD to these Companies allows them, the sphere of influence they desire and allows for -- recognition of their dominance in that market without any possibility of confusion by an educated Internet user. This solution also removes the majority of the cybersquatting problems due to the lack of TLDs. The effectiveness (of speculation in Domain Names) to gain from the possible sale to a TM Holder becomes ineffective and a waste of money for the cybersquatter. It also puts the responsibility and control of the TLD in the hands of the Company most suited to the expansion of that portion of the Internet and moves the responsibility (of deciding who is best suited to run the TLD) to WIPO. Eventually we will have an Internet with hundreds of thousands of TLDs but that is only a reflection of the need for TLDs to represent the hundreds of thousands type businesses, that will eventually do business on the Internet. The use of the TLDs by Societies various Market Sectors, acting in their own Spheres of Influence is not, to be viewed as a problem of excessive TLDs...the use by those, with an ability and desire to work in that market sector, is what is most important. Irrespective of the publics lack of use....it is those businesses, that participate in the TLDs use, that will determine the success of the TLD along with the TLDs Holders' main purpose being to promote the successful use in that market. The one thing WIPO must ensure is that: the TLD Holder allow for Competition of services in their TLD to prevent monopolization of the Market by the TLD.