Big companies with valuable brands fear they will have to spend time and money buying up every possible domain name
ICANN is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. From the BBC article:
A complete overhaul of the way in which people navigate the internet has been given the go-ahead in Paris.
The net’s regulator, Icann, voted unanimously to relax the strict rules on so-called “top-level” domain names, such as .com or .uk.
The decision means that companies could turn brands into web addresses, while individuals could use their names.
Big companies with valuable brands fear they will have to spend time and money buying up every possible domain name – while reaping little gain from the liberalisation of this market.
Pizza is the name of an oven-baked, flat, usually round bread that is usually covered with tomatoes or a tomato-based sauce and often mozzarella cheese, with other toppings. Pizza is part of my life.
Now, A US man has sold the domain name pizza.com for $2.6m (Â£1.3m) – after maintaining the site for just $20 a year since 1994.
=> US man gets $2.6m for domain name (Photo credit mquest)
I just read this story via Digg’s RSS feed. Then I had visited to Paul’s web site. It does not sells computer or IT product. He his just web designer, and this is another one of those David and Goliath stories.
Basically this domain name and business name includes his last name and Dell computer thinks he has committed acts of parasitism and of unfair competition to the detriment of the American company Dell Inc.
Sorry Dell computer I was just thinking to purchase one of your Laptop products but I have dropped the idea :D
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