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Re: [wg-b] notification as compromise?

Actually, Thompson & Thompson and others are running searches on the WHOIS 
database all the time.  Even if some of the contact information is ultimately 
held private, I believe that the registered domain names will always  be 
public.  T&T could notify Nissan of whatever strings Nissan wanted -- 
including close spellings, other car names, etc.  

Couldn't the market rather than the registry provide the service? 

Harald@alvestrand.no wrote:
> (If the domain name database is searchable for substrings, you don't even 
>  have to have the registry involved - "search every 3rd day" is a business 
>  opportunity - but that has privacy implications too - see discussion in 
>  WIPO report on open databases).

Kathy Kleiman