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[wg-b] Fwd: Modifications in ICANN policies requested

For your consideration.

> From at_3000@yahoo.com Mon May 15 18:47 MET 2000
> Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 09:47:17 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Full Name <at_3000@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Modifications in ICANN policies requested
> To: secretariat@dnso.org
> MIME-Version: 1.0
> Hello,
> ICANN seems to have policies for the domain name ie
> "XYZ" but no policies for "XYZ.COM" or "XYZ.ORG" or
> "XYZ.NET" words. I'm sure the domain name ICANN refers
> to is XYZ, and not XYZ.com... but now this has hit me
> where I cannot use the words 'XYZ.COM" as this
> infringes on company name rights apparently!! That's
> crazy.
> In other words, a new form (albeit less irritating) of
> reverse domain name hijacking has hit me at least -
> where people are registering company names in the form
> of "XYZ.COM, INC" worldwide. 
> So on my web site, if i address my site as "XYZ.com is
> a good place to chat or post or join as member etc."
> then the person claims I am infringing on trademark
> rights! That is, I cannot use the words "XYZ.COM" !!
> However the domain name structure requires that I use
> these words! That's pretty obvious that I should be
> able to use the words "XYZ.COM" should XYZ not be
> trademarkable.
> In other words, I'm sure that ICANN is soon going to
> see lots of cases where people incorporate "XYZ.COM,
> INC" and then claim rights to the word "XYZ.COM"
> I agree that if XYZ were trademarkable, then I would
> have probs using XYZ but in this case, XYZ and XYZ.COM
> are probably not trademarkable in the services I am
> using.
> I'm sure that the same trademark infringement laws
> apply, however it would be great if ICANN addresses
> issues of company names specific to the top level
> domain names in use, ie ".com, .net, and .org" That
> is, only domain name holders or trademark holders
> should be able to use the "XYZ.COM, inc, XYZ.NET, inc"
> as company names..it may have to be passed by the
> congress obviously.
> Again, thanks a lot for your time.
> Regards,
> Anton Tribelli
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