Re: [DNS] What's in a name? Too little, says panel

Re: [DNS] What's in a name? Too little, says panel

From: Doug Robb <doug§>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 11:38:33 +0800 (WST)
On Sun, 19 Nov 2000, Patrick Corliss wrote:

> Most significantly, the report proposes anyone applying for a domain name
> should first hold an associated trademark.

Does anyone know where to get hold of a copy of the report?

The suggestion above is rather strange to say the least.

> Trademarks are more expensive to obtain.

But and this is the killer ... using the usual application
process they take at least a year to get .....
> The chair of the 30-person panel, Swinburne University academic Mr Derek
> Whitehead, said its most controversial proposal was to get rid of a ban on
> generic names. This would allow the likes of to be registered.

But you can't trademark generic words so suggestion
above and this one are mutually exclusive are they?

> But Mr Whitehead said no final decision would be made until a meeting on
> December 12.

What power has this panel to implement any of this?

regards doug

Doug Robb
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