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Re: [wg-b] famous names

At 18:59 28.03.00 -0500, James Love wrote:
>It is my understanding (correct me if I am wrong) that law suits
>regarding the inclusion of new registries in the root were rejected on
>the grounds that NSI was a government contractor.  If ICANN is
>successful in ending its government contract, what would be the basis
>for preventing a non-profit trade association of used car dealers from
>claiming they should have .usedcars in the root?  Would there be grounds
>for an antitrust suit against ICANN?   Could ICANN really hide behind
>the trademark constituency and say "they won't let us open the root?"

a *global* non-profit trade association of used car dealers, of course....


Harald Tveit Alvestrand, EDB Maxware, Norway