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- From: richb
- Date: Thu Mar 08 18:09:07 2001
Jim Dixon wrote:
> First I'll remind you that there is a world outside of the United
> States. Then I'll ask: are you at all serious? You expect to ban
> UK companies from registering in .co.uk?
Last I checked, dot-com was never a US-specific domain. I don't see
anything US-centric in my posting, other than the reference to the US
As for my being serious--no, a ban would be silly. But it *is* food
for thought when contemplating the trend toward globalism over the
past ten years. When starting a new corporate entity, should you come
up with a name which is unique only to your own state or country? Or
should you do a global name search to define a new one and gain global
trademark protection for it?
If the dot-com registry were operated efficiently and backed by a
trademark authority that had respect throughout the world, then it would
be less costly to set up and protect a new corporate name.