From: Katie Halson <katie§>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 15:23:35 +1100
As I understood it generics were rejected as they represented industries or
bodies as a whole in a similar way to geographical names and not because of
any commercial focus. Auctions may be fair in a commercial sense however do
they conflict with the existing policy.

As a hypothetical.

I run a large adult retail chain whose primary sales was through the
internet and whose registered name is Australian Sex Shop on the Internet.
My business has been runnibg for 10 years and I am very rich. I am eligible
to apply for which I do and successfully bid for. I believe
the price is worth it as the generic domain will drive traffic to my site.

Does this represent for 'what it is'?
I can also apply and bid for

on 24/1/02 3:04 PM, Kim Davies at kim&#167; wrote:

> I don't see how anyone can judge whether a company is going to "use the
> domain for what it is", whatever that means. As it stands you need to
> be eligible for the domain (i.e. by connection) as you have for other
> domains. This has been the test for years, so why should the
> generics be different?
> kim
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