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RE: [ga] Critics say VeriSign still has...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ga@dnso.org [mailto:owner-ga@dnso.org]On Behalf Of Kent
> Crispin
> Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 2:28 PM
> To: ga@dnso.org
> Subject: Re: [ga] Critics say VeriSign still has...
> > like ICECREAM.COM, or LEATHERCARE.COM in there.  I typed a few into my
> > browser; some worked, and some didn't.  And I still say, use it or lose
> > it.  They should lose any of them that they don't use, but admittedly
> > this may be impossible to enforce.
> The most interesting and original post in a long time on this topic was
> made by, I think Michael McNulty(?), discussing the similarities between
> concerning water rights in arizona and rights concerning domain names.
> Water rights have a "use it or lose it" character -- if you don't use
> the water that flows through your property, you obviously lose it.
> It isn't so obvious that you lose the *right* to use it, but if the
> person downstream does start to use it, then *they* develop a right to
> the water that flows through *your* property.
> The basic point of Mr McNulty's post, I believe, was that there is
> indeed a well-developed body of law that operates on a "use it or lose
> it" basis, and that it might be profitably studied.

If I register a vehicle for use on the road and never drive it, as long as I
pay my registration fee, I retain the right to drive the car at any time.  I
also have the right to sell my car at any time.  Should we have a law that
bans "carsquatting"?  IMHO, the answer is no.


jeff field

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