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Re: [IFWP] Re: DNS internationalization

Greg and all,

  Interesting that you and others are just now coming to this conclusion.
I came to this conclusion more than two years ago.  The McDonalds case
was one my deciding factors as I recall.  i have posted these thoughts
several times.  The idea that WIPO and its ADR's or RFC-3 proposal
believing that they can in some way short circuit this sort of problem
is simply preposterous at best.

Greg Skinner wrote:

> kerryo@ns.sympatico.ca (Kerry  Miller) wrote:
> > Greg Skinner wrote:
> >> The genie is out of the bottle.  We are going to have to find some
> >> way to deal with the legal issues of naming network resources now.
> > I disagree: the legal issues are legal issues, not yours or mine or
> > ICANNs.
> I think you misunderstood me.
> The genie was let out of the bottle the day that the guy sold
> mcdonalds.com to McDonalds; the day that MTV started fighting to get
> mtv.com back from Adam Curry.  Basically, it all began when the world
> started to realize that there was intellectual property and financial
> value to domain names.
> As it stands now, whether or not we like it, legal issues have come to
> dominate the process.  One way or another, we will have to deal with
> them.
> --gregbo


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