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Re: Re[2]: [ga] Re: VeriSign Proposal a Done Deal??

On Tue, 08 Jan 2002 19:03:46 +1300, Joop Teernstra
<terastra@terabytz.co.nz> wrote:

>I do hold, and this does not need to threaten Verisign's  business model, 
>that Domain Names are Registrants' property, just like long term leases on 
>land are (economically) property and can be assets or liabilities in the 
>It may be a matter of semantics, but people and companies speak of "owning" 
>such leases or similar contractual rights.

This is confusing two types of ownership here.  If you have a
long-term lease on land you own the lease, you do not own the land.

Likewise for domain names a registrant does not (IMO) own a domain
name.  They arguably may own a contractual right to use the name and
transfer or sell the use of the name but that is different to actually
owning the name.

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