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RE: [wg-b] An idea?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael D. Palage [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, May 15, 2000 02:11
> To: Wg-B@Dnso. Org
> Subject: [wg-b] An idea?
> In the process of preparing Working Group B's Final Report to the
> Counsel this weekend, I was reading over all of the comments that were
> submitted during the comment period. And the following idea came to me
> during a brain storming session with another attorney. I think it
> offers an
> interesting idea that was never considered. I would like to hear any
> "constructive" feedback that people have on this idea.
> Temporarily Modified UDRP During the Rollout of a New Top-Level Domain
> Any new top-level domain would be added to the root with no
> pre-registration rights.
So far, this idea looks ok.
> However, in those top-level domains where
> additional trademark protection would be deemed necessary to thwart
> bad faith registration, a modified UDRP would apply for a limited time
> period, say 30 to 60 days.
Who does the deeming?
This is not looking good.
> During this start up phrase (30 to 60 days), any
> third party (Complainant) challenging a domain name registration in
> this new
> top level domain would contact a dispute provider and deposit the
> fee (approximately $750 under the current provider rules).
(There seems to be an abundance of "dispute providers" around here...
> The dispute
> provider would then contact the domain name registrant and inquire if
> wish to respond to the third party challenge. (Note: A significant
> number of
> UDRP are default proceeding where the domain name registrant never
> If the domain name registrant wishes to respond to the challenge they
> be required to deposit the same required fee as deposited by the
And here is where the wheels fall off.
IANAL, but even I can see through this charade.
I see no mention of any limits on the number of challenges.
Does this mean the registrant needs to post a fee to respond to each and
A large corporation could post a challenge under the name of 100's of
This effectively means domain name registration is only for the rich.
Sir, this is a *VERY* bad idea.
(Rest of Micheal's post trimmed.)