Re: [ga] Domain names as observed (was Tucows Response to Cochet tiTransfer Letter)
Leah and all assembly members,
We [INEGroup] disagree with your opinion as doe several recent
legal decisions regarding Domain Name owners and whether Domain
Names are property of a type or not. As they can be Trademarked
is another good indication of the fact that they are property.
See a interesting case today: http://www.newsbytes.com/news/01/167543.html
Headline: HARRODS WINS DOMAIN NAME CASE
And there have been many many more similar cases posted to this
very ML on a number of occasions. (See archives for further Info)
L Gallegos wrote:
> Joop, may I say once again that there are no "property" rights in a
> domain name itself. Rights in the use of the name are conferred
> by the registrar/registrant agreement and that is where a registrant
> should look prior to registering the domain. However, just because
> a domain name is not property, per se, it does not mean that there
> are no rights in it. Again, those rights are determined by the
> registration agreement and can differ from registry to registry.
> On 29 Jul 2001, at 0:30, Joop Teernstra wrote:
> > At 22:37 27/07/2001 -0400, L Gallegos wrote:
> > > Registrants, IMO, should be able to feel
> > >secure in the use of a registered domain.
> > I am glad to hear you say that. :-)
> > As far as is legally proper, in the interest of the Domain Holders but
> > also of the stability of the DNS, they should *be* secure. Any
> > argument that Domain Names are not the registrant's property, to
> > dispose or transfer as the registrant sees fit, serves to destabilize
> > the DNS.
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