From: Caolan McNamara (cmc at domain stardivision.de)
Date: Fri 18 Feb 2000 - 10:24:32 GMT
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
On 18.02.00, 11:10:45, Thomas Bridge <thomas.bridge at domain via-net-works.ie>
wrote regarding Re: [ILUG] Finally, www.WhatEverYouBloodyWellWant.ie:
> Caolan McNamara wrote:
> > a: "The changes will mean that for the first time generic domain names
> > will be accepted for registration (e.g. www.sport.ie)"
> You'll still need to have a legal claim on the name (eg you'd need to
> have registered "sport" as a company name or summat like that.
> > b: "applicants will be able to claim their domain names instantly,
> > with the following four to six weeks to supply the relevant
> > documentation in support of their application.",
> b imposes the principle of "application by assertion" - eg you go to
> IEDR, say I am entitled to this domain, and the IEDR give it you on
> spot, subject to the fact that they will withdraw it after six weeks
> you don't supply the documentation you currently have to supply.
So basically this story translates to ... ".ie Domain registration
process streamlined for companies" ? Sigh! First come first served
would be far easier for the likes of me, granted I see the whole point
of avoiding claim staking domain names, and possible legal challenges
to names, but most of the rest of the first come first served domain
registration services don't seem to have a problem with it.
So I still have to register .com names if I want a domain, I'd rather
have picked up an .ie, but obviously I haven't a "legal claim" to
anything except the clothes I'm wearing. I was always a bit annoyed
originally at groups and companies polluting the .com and .org
namespaces rather than their own local domain. But its painfully
obvious that its just soooo much less hassle to blithely ignore your
own local domain and go straight to a .com in the name of actually
getting stuff done and not fiddling around with micky mouse local
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