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RE: [wg-b] WG-B Deadline
At 19:18 24-03-2000 -0500, Mikki Barry wrote:
>I meant no offense, Bob, but the fact is that many registrars have
>business considerations that are first and foremost in their minds. While
>they obviously wish to protect their customers (hence make for more
>customers....) free speech issues are not in the forefront of their
>philosophy. We need additional safeguards in place.
Registrars are strictly warned not to take any steps to intervene in the
registration process. If we were to note the appropriation of a famous
trademark by a cybersquattier and refuse to registrar it, we could expose
If we did it for one famous mark and inadvertently overlooked it in another
case, the second party could make us a party to a lawsuit.
Perhaps you are confusing registrars for ISPs and other service providers,
especially web hosting firms. They too take great risks if they edit postings.
Wasn't there a big suit against Compuserve for editing the content of an
P.S. I usually omit the email address of the person to whom I'm writing to
keep him/her from getting duplicate messages. However, I've worried that
Michael Palage has missed some of my postings where I've omitted his
personal Email address, expecting him to read the "List" copy.