RE: DNS: Prospective new domains ( & (

RE: DNS: Prospective new domains ( & (

From: Mark Hughes <effectivebusiness§>
Date: Sun, 17 May 1998 18:19:18 +1000

>How is TM and PR going to stop people also registering the same name in COM
>or NET?  Either as speculators or to protect their name?
>Doesn't haveing yet another two SLD's cause the owners of these names and
>marks a need to register in ALL FOUR SLD's?  

Having more SLDs will make clear to the Trademark owners that in the DNS,
just as in real life, they cannot stop others using a name.  As long as there are
only a couple of gTLDs, .au SLDs etc, the Trademark holders will try and get
full control over names in the DNS.  Creating more gTLDs and .au SLDs will
be a long overdue cold shower for the Trademark owners.

>Or will registering in TM.AU automatically cause a release or reservation
>of the name in all other SLD's?

Nope.  They don't have a monopoly on a name outside the DNS.  They
shouldn't get it within the DNS.

Regards, Mark
Received on Mon May 18 1998 - 13:30:09 UTC

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