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[FYI] Trademarks: Sunrise + 20

Von einem Slashdot-Schreiber[1]:

   News.com had an article[2] 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[3] 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.

[1] http://slashdot.org/yro/00/05/31/1534236.shtml
[2] http://www.news.com/Perspectives/Column/0,176,432,00.html
[3] http://www.dnso.org/dnso/dnsocomments/comments-wgb/Arc00/maillist.html