[DNS] Secondary Market

[DNS] Secondary Market

From: Darryl <dassa§dhs.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 23:13:06 +1000
|> -----Original Message-----
|> From: dns-bounces+dassa=dhs.org&#167;dotau.org 
|> [mailto:dns-bounces+dassa=dhs.org&#167;dotau.org] On Behalf Of 
|> Charlie McCormack
|> Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2006 10:37 PM
|> To: '.au DNS Discussion List'
|> Subject: Re: [DNS] Secondary Market
|> It should be the same model as Intellectual Property, it 
|> falls more closely to this than the stock exchange I think.
|> The stock market is based on assets and turnover to name 
|> some, whereas the domain name is based on exactly that, a 
|> name and the right to use it online, in the same sense a 
|> registered trademark allows you the right to use a name, 
|> process, plan etc for a period of ten years.
|> > AUDA seems to be sitting back taking their time pondering 
|> the problem, 
|> > which is great, that is what they are there for.
|> Pondering....It costs millions, looses wars, destroys 
|> families and...leaves business behind the pack, as we are seeing.

No, it isn't property.  The domain name someone thinks of may have some
intellectual property attached to it, but only as long as they are using it.
Think of it more like a street address.  You own the property referred to by
the address but not the address itself, that may change and is regulated, it
isn't something you can claim as an asset.

I might live at No 1 Internet Highway, but I can't sell that address.  I can
sell my property at that address and the new owner can then use the address
but I can't keep my property and sell the address for someone else to use.

Darryl (Dassa) Lynch
Received on Sat Jul 15 2006 - 13:13:06 UTC

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