[DNS] Regarding cybersquatting

[DNS] Regarding cybersquatting

From: Bruce Tonkin <Bruce.Tonkin§melbourneit.com.au>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 12:15:34 +1000
> We have seen domain name licenses linked to number plates and 
> other types of licenses, I tend to think of them more like 
> drivers licenses.  

Well a car licence gives you the right to drive any car.  It isn't
I guess you could transfer your licence to someone else that is eligible
to hold the licence, but the Government just issue sa licence to anyone
that is eligible.

If however you were licenced to drive only one car (e.g your own) and
only one licence could exist for that car, then you would want to be
able to transfer that licence to another party.

In contrast taxi licences are limited in number, and thus there is value
in transferring them.   Commercial fishing licences are similar.

With a domain name licence, you have a licence to use just that unique
domain name.
It is not the domain name that you are selling, it is the licence to use
that domain name.

Even with respect to property - I suspect you are not actually selling
the land (which is probably "owned" by the country), but selling the
right to use that land.   You can't do anything you want with the land -
it is subject to the rights allocated to you.

Received on Mon Sep 26 2005 - 02:15:34 UTC

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