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*YOUR* Domain is Next! (was: The Public Goods Question)
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- Subject: *YOUR* Domain is Next! (was: The Public Goods Question)
- From: Jay Fenello <Jay@Iperdome.com>
- Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 11:02:22 -0400
- Cc: Becky Burr <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Esther Dyson <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Mike Roberts <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, DOMAIN-POLICY@LISTS.INTERNIC.NET, firstname.lastname@example.org
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At 01:10 PM 10/22/99 , Jay Fenello wrote:
>ICANN has just reached an agreement with NSI, where
>in effect, all of their TLDs have been "nationalized"
>(maybe we need a new term -- "ICANNized").
>Educause, as recently reported in the press, is
>positioning itself as the new administrator of .edu.
>And while this hasn't happened yet, we are seeing
>similar confiscations and redistributions occurring
>among the ccTLDs. .au was the first.
>In ICANN's case, these calls for the "public
>good" are being used as a mantra designed
>to allow this confiscation to take place.
These confiscations and redistributions
not only apply to TLDs like .com, .org,
.net, .edu, .au, etc., but they can
also apply to *your* domain name!
Below is a posting from Judith Oppenheimer,
author of a daily news service for the Toll
Free Industry, an industry that has already
dealt with the interface between a technical
resource and trademarks.
Judith has been outraged over the strong-arm
tactics that have been codified by ICANN in
support of large trademark owners -- tactics
that are *much* more severe than those that
apply to 800 numbers!
Judith Oppenheimer wrote:
> Until recently, the owner of an Internet domain name (such as
> "acme.com") had ongoing rights to that domain name for their e-mail
> address and their web site (registered on a first come, first served
> basis) unless the name violated a registered trademark (such as
> "ibm.com"), in which case the trademark owner could sue in court to
> acquire the name from the original registrant.
> Under new guidelines recently imposed, the user (no longer "owner") of
> a domain name may find the name has been reassigned to another company
> without their knowledge or permission, (even if there is no trademark
> infringement claimed), and without any rights of adjudication.
> CyberHQ: THE NEW IMPERIALISM describes a new world order in which an
> organization's identity can belong to someone other than the
> organization itself.
> The Full Story: http://icbtollfree.com/headsup.html
``Dear Domain Name/Web Site Owner:
"Your domain name can be canceled, revoked, deleted
or transferred at any time at our discretion."
Every .com registrar.''
> Judith Oppenheimer, 1 800 The Expert, 212 684-7210
> Publisher of ICB Toll Free News: http://icbtollfree.com
> Publisher of WhoSells800.com: http://whosells800.com
> Moderator TOLLFREE-L: http://www.egroups.com/group/tollfree-l/info.html
> President of ICB Consultancy: http://JudithOppenheimer.com: 800 #
> Acquisition Management, Lost 800 # Retrieval, Litigation Support,
> Regulatory Navigation, Correlating Trademark and Domain Name Issues.
New Media Relations