Re: DNS: Generic words describing products etc

Re: DNS: Generic words describing products etc

From: Manager - ICENet <bk§>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 1997 17:25:51 +0800
With respect to the following ....

>>one question about section 7.4.  why are we so concerned about
>> or
>>> 7.4.6 Not be a generic word describing products (goods or services),
>>> industries, industry sectors, or organisations.  Examples of
>>> unacceptable domain names include: beer (product), banking
>>> (industry), industrial (industry), company (organisation type).
>>> Generic phrases comprising of two or more generic words are allowed.
>If this is going to be included in the policy document, then the list of
>forbidden words needs to be defined a lot more clearly than this.
>DNAs are opening themselves up for legal action if they have to make
>arbitrary decisions on whether or not a word comes under one of the listed
>restrictions. This is a very grey area.
>For example, is '' allowed?
>I submit that 'pilots' are not a product, industry, industry sector, nor
>organisation. I also submit that this name would probably be rejected by
>I suggest that there be a list of forbidden words, and DNAs just look up
>the word in the list and allow it if it is not listed. I am sure there must
>be a list of such terms available somewhere.
>Yours sincerely,
>Richard Archer.

I entirely fact I am still waiting on MelbIT to repond to email
from with repect to the a Domain I applied for ...sadly it will probably go
to court soon if they do not respond to one of many email sent to them ...

Cheers, BK.
Received on Thu Aug 14 1997 - 20:38:26 UTC

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