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[FYI] Trademarks: Sunrise + 20
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- Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000 10:18:29 +0200
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Von einem Slashdot-Schreiber:
News.com had an article last week about the "Sunrise + 20" proposal
from ICANN's Working Group B. It would allow trademark owners to
register their mark and up to 20 variations on that mark in the new
TLDs that ICANN is proposing -- before the general public has a chance
to register a single domain. With over 1 million trademarks registered
in the United States alone, the math works out to a possible 20+
million domains being registered before Joe Average gets a shot.
(There are 17.5 million .com, .net, and .org total right now.)
The Working Group B comments regarding the proposal were
overwhelmingly supportive -- not too suprising considering it's
comprised of mostly trademark lawyers representing folks like Time
Warner, Dow Jones & Co., Kodak, Bell Atlantic, Major League Baseball,
Intel, 3M, the Motion Picture Association, Viacom, etc.