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Re: [wg-b] Preliminary Questions

At 16:33 01.09.99 -0500, eileen kent wrote:
>When you talk about "Nikes" you're talking about shoes.

unless you are talking about:

- obsolete surface-to-air missiles, immortalized at www.nikemissile.org
- hydraulic systems (NIKE Hydraulics has been in business since 1924;
- a computing centre in the UK (www.nikedatacentre.demon.co.uk)

This little list shows two things:

- Famousness doesn't mean exclusive rights to the name.
- There exist an infinite number of ways a name can be embedded in a
   domain name. Registering every name is impossible.

My personal opinions at http://www.alvestrand.no/ietf/wiponote.html

                       Harald A

Harald Tveit Alvestrand, Maxware, Norway