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[wg-b] Register.com auto-reg's TMs in all domains, ICANN a customer
According to http://www.newsbytes.com/pubNews/99/140785.html
registre.com will now automatically register a domain name in over
260 TLDs at once for TM holders willing to pay the fee.
I'm assuming this includes all ccTLDs as well.
Oh, and get this:
"On an interesting side note, the powerful and controversial Internet
Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is also technically
a Register.com Corporate Services client - although only because of
the volume of domain names it maintains.
ICANN President Mike Roberts told Newsbytes that ICANN did select
Register.com to renew a number of domain names that ICANN maintains,
but stressed that ICANN's business relationship with the young
registrar goes no further than that."
So, we have pre-emptive protection of trade and famous marks by fiat.
We also have ICANN implicitly supporting this.
What implications does this have for this WG?
Mark C. Langston
San Jose, CA