From: Dave Winer (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Sep 10 2000 - 17:18:13 PDT
Well I thought SuperOpenDirectory.Com was pretty funny, esp since
OpenDirectory.Com appears to be in a completely different business, it's not
dmoz.org, surprisingly. It could have even been a porn site if you think
about it. Dave
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam L. Beberg" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Dave Winer" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Dan Kohn" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Fork (E-mail)" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2000 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: Boy does Verizon suck
> On Sun, 10 Sep 2000, Dave Winer wrote:
> > >>They simply snatched up verizonreallysucks.com instead.
> > Exactly. That's why there's an infinite number of really great domain
> > available.
> > I realized that when I grabbed SuperOpenDirectory.Com.
> > The next person will no doubt grab SuperDuperOpenDirectory.Com.
> > And so on..
> This is exactly why ICANN's role now amounts to "how do we pad domain
> registrar's pockets, by making it just legal enough that people have to
> worry about squatters getting their trademarks"
> I end up dealing with trademark issues every few months, even on things
> I've used commercially since mid-1995. The sooner the lawyers kick the
> 5cr1p7 k1dd13 and scum back where they belong the better. Unlike
> copyright and patent stuff, strong trademark law harms noone. It's hard
> enough trying to build brand without having people releasing utter crap
> with similar/same names.
> - Adam L. Beberg
> Mithral Communications & Design, Inc.
> The Cosm Project - http://cosm.mithral.com/
> firstname.lastname@example.org - http://www.iit.edu/~beberg/
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