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RE: [wg-b] me thinks thou dost protect too much ...

Puleeze ... it's Friday and we're all too busy (at least I am) to reiterate
old news ...


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-----Original Message-----
From: Hartman, Steve [mailto:HartmanS@nabisco.com]
Sent: Friday, April 07, 2000 1:45 PM
To: 'Judith Oppenheimer'
Subject: RE: [wg-b] me thinks thou dost protect too much ...

... Which is not to say that I agree with
your remarks that trademark owners have received preferences at the expense
of non-trademark owners. What preferential treatment are you referring to?

Steve Hartman
Nabisco, Inc.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Judith Oppenheimer [SMTP:joppenheimer@icbtollfree.com]
> Sent:	Friday, April 07, 2000 12:26 PM
> To:	wg-b@dnso.org
> Subject:	[wg-b] me thinks thou dost protect too much ...
> According to this at <http://nsol.com/statistics/fun/fun.html>, fewer than
> 1% of domain name registrants purchase "cybersquatter"-level volumes of
> domain names.
> And we know that many of those in that fewer-than-1% category, are
> themselves trademark-owning large corporations.
> Which means the career "cybersquatter" element so hysterically denounced
> by tm-ers is merely a fraction of that fewer-than-1% of people purchasing
> domain names.
> Ergo, is the tm lobby not getting far too much policy attention and
> preference, relative to this truly insignificant degree of potential
> conflict?
> How Many Domain Names
> Do People Register?
>  How many domain names do people register?
> <http://nsol.com/statistics/fun/images/oneplusdomains.gif>