[DNS] Cybersquatting and secondary market

[DNS] Cybersquatting and secondary market

From: Michael Purse <pursey§gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 20:32:15 +1000
> I define cybersquatting as registering, selling or using a domain name
> with the intent of profiting from the goodwill of someone else's
> trademark.

I agree with this definition.

> Businesses should be able to trade the assets of a business as the
> business evolves.  A person may register "book.com.au", and then decide
> that that area of business is no longer profitable, or may decide to
> move into another area of business .e.g DVDs.  It is reasonable for the
> business to sell the licence to book.com.au and buy the licence to
> dvd.com.au, just as I may decide to sell a seascape painting and buy a
> portrait.

I, at least on a very base level, agree with this view.

I support a Policy Review and Call for Public Submissions on this topic.


Michael Purse
Received on Fri Sep 23 2005 - 10:32:15 UTC

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