From: <DrDandJim@aol.com>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 1/31/98 1:26am
Subject: Comment

I think that the domain names should be handled in a manner similar to real
estate with chain of titles as proposed; however, protecting businesses with
preemptive rights by using tademarkesque language seems to go to far. If
someone buys land near speculative natural resources, or in a location near a
casino, highway, or railroad, etc. because they are speculating that there may
be a business opportunity later that is okay. But this ruling prevents this
sort of speculation and investment. Certainly, it is reasonable to expect that
organizations like Hilton, Budweiser, Ford, etc. should have an expectation
that they have a right to their name; however, there are many permutations.
General Motors can be "GM", "GenMotors", etc. A reasonable solution would be
for the registrar to maintain rights to the domain name (to promote
speculation) and provide trademark owners with the capacity to block other
entities from using their trademark. This fosters working towards concensus.
If General Motors doesn't want to pay the speculator to get the name, they
don't have to worry about him selling it to Ford and having them set up a
forwarding page to their cyber showroom, and they can take the cheap way out
and set up their own domain name that is one of the many permutations which
come to mind. Likewise if the speculator is too greedy he ends up with
nothing, but registration fees.

In addition, I think that root names should be maintained by one command like
phone numbers and radio/television/cellular frequencies, but by a regulated
not-for-profit corporation. Internet competition for domains should be similar
to telephone competition (i.e. promote competition for service, but not for
handing out domains - imagine competition to hand out area codes and phone
numbers of different string sizes).

Thank you for your consideration of my comments.

CC: NTIADC40.SMTP40("jimhines@alum.mit.edu")

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From: pat forrestal <pf@laie.1sc.com>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 1/31/98 4:04am
Subject: comment on "green paper"

sir:

i read your 'green paper' and am in fundamental agreement with your
evaluation and recommendations for the transitional growth of the internet.

you know, there is already an entity in place to do 85% of what you
propose: CORE.

instead of starting from scratch and delaying the need for gtld's, why
not recommend that CORE implement their seven domain names? this is only
two more than what you are recommending.

<i searched carefully in your document for an explanation of why the
internet would be disrupted by adding more than one at a time.>

i am an individual internet user who has been frustrated in the past with
obtaining a viable and AVAILABLE domain name from INTERNIC. there are no
good names left unless one is willing to pay an exorbitant price to
someone who may have registered a name without a bonifide intent to use
it and is merely speculating.

CORE has implemented a registration application that requires the domain
name applicant to affirm that he will 'use it or lose it' within 60 days.
trademark infringers should of course be summarily shot at dawn.

CORE'S plan would allow millions to register the names they need, whether
for:

business: .shop and .firm

information services: .info

word wide web related: .web

recreation: .rec

the arts: .art

personal: .nom

these are 7 great domain names which cover the gamut of human endeavor! i
couldn't have chosen better ones myself.

in addition the competition among the 88 registrars has brought the price
down to as low as:

- free pre-registration

- $25 per year registration and maintenance.

(documentation can be provided upon request)

how can you beat that?

furthermore, CORE has contracted with a proven leader in providing
scalable solutions: EMERGENT CORP. to handle the registry.

mr. magaziner: its ready to rock, its ready to roll.

please recommend to president clinton that CORE be given authority to
handle creation and administration of the new gtld's.

thank you very much.

pat forrestal

kaneohe, hawaii

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From: <Kfouru@aol.com>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 1/31/98 4:48am
Subject: Trademark problems.... Create domain - www.company.tmk - for them

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to suggest a domain suffix for the trademarked names. I think
this should be something like; companyname.tmk. This would work to prevent
the legal
battles, and the problems that domain name registers are encountering
currently
under the present system. I think that it is extremely unfair that a company
could
involve a private individual in a legal battle for a domain that may have been
registered first and paid for by that private individual.

The internet was started by private individuals, without commercial intent.
It was developed with the intent to share ideas, and information. What is
currently occuring with the internet is going agains that original intent. I
would not like to see large
corporations control the internet, and dominate it.

I believe that when a company effectively legally steals a domain name from a
private individual, this inhibits freedom of speech. That is all the
internet is anyway. People sharing thoughts and communication. This inhibits
parady or discussions about products, thoughts about large corporations, or
that name being used for other forms of free speech.

The old complaint that good .com domain names are all used up, also applies to
trademarked names. I do not feel that Coca Cola is the same as CocaCola.com,
or CocaCola.net, or CocaCola.org. These are different names in thier own
right.
It is our job to open up the possiblity of new names to be trademarked.

I do not condone an individual, registering a domain, and holding it hostage
for
large sums of money from a company that owns a certain trademark that would
obviously be interested in that domain . I think there should be a limit that
an individual may legally charge for a trademarked company wanting a domain.

If this individual chooses to use the domain for their own purposes, of
course, this
domain should not be the same business that the business who owns the
trademark
participates in. In that case legal recourse should be permitted.

Again, I submit, help the issues of trademarked problems, Create .tmk as a
domain
and state that this is the only domain that companies with trademarks are
entitled
to have. This will reduce legal litigation, and all the current problems that
are going on.

Cordially,

Virginia Comito

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From: "Ted Eckerson" <sales@advsc.com>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 1/31/98 5:51am
Subject: Additional Domain Name

I have a suggested addition to your list of domains. How about .xxx so all
the perverts can be on the same domain. I can't believe this would violate
their freedom of speech rights. This would also make it easier for browers
to block out these sites so our children, who also have rights, don't have
to view the ever increasing trash on the Internet. Once the domains are
established, a time period could be invoked for this type of material to be
moved or the offending site would be fined.

Ted Eckerson

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From: Wendy Polk <beacon@customnet.net>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 1/31/98 8:06am
Subject: Adding TLD's

I am a resident of Michigan, and have been following this issue since
it's initial proposal. I only question why it is taking so long! I
strongly support this initiative. I own a small business, and am
currently racking my brain as to what domain name I should register,
since the one most descriptive is taken by another company in the U.K.
We are not in direct competition, and yet, I can't register the domain
under the actual name of my company. Frustrating, to say the least.

Please proceed with this endeavor post-haste!

Sincerely,

Wendy E. Polk
2107 N. Lovington Dr.
#101
Troy, MI 48083

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From: Gregory Nemitz <gnemitz@isecorp.com>
To: "'dns@ntia.doc.gov'" <dns@ntia.doc.gov>
Date: 1/31/98 9:29am
Subject: .moon or .luna Top-Level Domain Name

I have followed with great interest the current proposal to increase the number of top-level domain names on the Internet. I would like to suggest another name that will help usher in an exciting new future during the dawn of the 21st Century.

I propose that .moon or .luna become a top-level domain name. The right to assign addresses with .moon or .luna would be given as a prize to the first organization that places a fully-functional Internet server on the Moon, a feat that is technically feasible today. The winning organization would be given the right to sell addresses in these domains for whatever the market will bear.

Currently the only products that earn a profit in space is the collection, creation, and transportation of data, video, and telephony information. Because information has no mass, it is easily transported in space to its destination. Telecommunications satellites are a very profitable enterprise.

By expanding this profitable paradigm to the Moon, the Internet can help pave the way by encouraging the creation of the first profitable business on the Moon: the transportation and/or storage of data to and from any point on the Earth. At the same time it will open a prestigious arena for all people with an interest in developing space and its limitless resources.

The cost to your organization to implement this prize program is vanishingly small in the face of the prospective gain that all humanity will reap, as the Space Frontier is expanded beyond Earth Orbit.

Regards,
Gregory W. Nemitz
President 1996-97, The San Diego L5 Society, A Branch of the National Space Society
Advocate, Space Frontier Foundation

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From: Sue Ann Colvin <sacolvin@juno.com>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 1/31/98 10:10am
Subject: comments

I read with great interest the proposal to reorganize internet addresses.
I agree with most of the propositions. As an individual starting a web
business based out of my home I am keenly interested in the unfolding of
this change.

I want to be certain that equal opportunity is given for the business
aspect of selling domain names. I would not want to see the same large
companies being the primary benefactors of these changes.

I respectfully submit the following:

1. Form an international not for profit organization to manage the
numbers. Each country could be given a certain lot to work with and
manage.

2. This not for profit organization would sell numbers to companies
applying for a license to sell. The licensing would help with record
keeping and control.

3. Companies selling domain names would report directly to the not for
profit all numbers correlating to domain names.

4. Companies would be responsible for maintaining current records on the
domain names and for listing these in a public directory.

5. The costs and procedures for obtaining a license should not be
prohibitive to the small entrepreneur.

6. Limits on amounts of numbers purchased should be put in place to
protect the market from being dominated by the big players in the
computer/internet industry.

As you can probably tell I am excited about the possibility of adding
this outlet to my web design and marketing enterprise. My business
focuses on helping people work from their homes. Most of us do not have
huge money reserves to begin our ventures, I would really like to see
domain names be a viable business for the home-based entrepreneur and not
yet another source of revenue for the giant companies already dominating
the internet.

Thank you,

Sue Ann Colvin
Owner
Apron Strings
7708 High Meadows Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27455
sacolvin@juno.com

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From: "Lucille A. Hoag" <lahoag@athenet.net>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 1/31/98 11:37am
Subject: Domain Names

I would like to suggest a domain using ADU for adult themes which many
think of as pornography and homosexual and lesbian content as it would
make it easier for parents to block these sites, and it would make
easier for those of us who are not interested in these type of things to
avoid even a few seconds of seeing them.

Thank you.

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From: <Akkirra@aol.com>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 1/31/98 11:57am
Subject: domain name registration: sexually explicit material

An idea has just occured to me after reading the article about the assigning
of domain names. I will spread the idea around to other users on the net.
There is a growing problem with adult material on the net with regards to
child access. Despite regulatory measures and software development, it is
incredibly easy for children to access sexually explicit material. This is
because the burden of allowing access has been placed on the shoulders of the
business showing this material. Why not instead place the burden upon the
users?

It would be simple to create a domain specifically geared for adult material.
By forcing these businesses to adhere to a domain standard, such as .adlt or
.adult, it would be quite easy for the two main browser companies, microsoft
and netscape, to include a exclude function within their software. This way,
parents could "turn off" access to these sites without having to use an
external program, such as surf watcher, that WILL NOT WORK WITHOUT COOPERATION
FROM THE ADULT ENTERTAINMENT ONLINE BUSINESSES.

I realize it is not your agency's function to promote the creation of new
domain names, especially since that area is becoming privatized, but if you
would send me some web addresses/hyperlinks to other agencies and businesses
that do maintain domain names, I would be extremely grateful.

Sincerely, Edwin Jeffcoat
a.k.a. Akkirra@aol.com

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From: <LMRist@aol.com>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 1/31/98 12:21pm
Subject: New addresses

I think it would be a great Idea. But my problem is all of the prostitution
mail my husband and I recieve each day. How do you stop them when you do a
romove you and get back a message that they don't exist. We both are very
tired of getting this slut mail. who can I forward these addresses too.
Thank You

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From: Walter or Marilyn Pavlovsky <notions@earthlink.net>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 1/31/98 12:50pm
Subject: PRIVATIZATION OF DNS SYSTEM

The current proposed privatization will place the system in the hands of
only the large special interest groups with the requirements for the
board of directors. I would propost that the system pe placed in the
private sector with a new not for profit corporation that the ELECTED
BOARD OF DIRECTORS DOES NOT COME FROM COMPANIES WITH LARGE ADDRESS
BLOCKS. One of the current problems is that only LARGE BLOCK HOLDERS CAN
GET ALLOCATED NET ADDRESSES and small companies have no chance to get
addresses and get a start so Id does not need to be placed in their
hands but rather the hands of someone that can be fair and allocate
names and addresses to all not the large holders and they should not be
allowed to influence fairly made decisions.
w. pavlovsky

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From: "The Rutherfords" <rmraer@gte.net>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 1/31/98 1:34pm
Subject: A PROPOSAL TO IMPROVE TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT OF INTERNET NAMES AND ADDRESSES

The Proposal doesn't set down any dates to accomplish what is proposed. The gTLD-MoU effort should be allowed to proceed to accomplish the stated objectives. DOC should discuss making the CORE group the non-profit organization it proposes.

Robert M. Rutherford
rmraer@gte.net

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From: Darian Scott Robson <dsrobson@erols.com>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 1/31/98 11:09pm
Subject: Domain Name System

8:00PM 1/31/98

Dear Folks,

This is in reference to the 'green papers' released on 1/30/98 in relation to DNS and IP's.

I am a disabled war veteran who is forced to live on the Dept. of Veterans Affairs monthly compensation of $717.00. I am trying to establish a non-
profit organization on the Internet as DARIAN, Org (darian.org). In that I am poor, I cannot afford the $100.00 fee to establish said domain name.

One might say, "How is he sending this message on the www?" A year ago my relatives gave me a Compaq Deskpro 386sx/20 and a modem. This year, a present of a year on an ISP (Internet Service Provider) is allowing this communication to take place. When this year is over, I'm offline, because my family can't help me with an ISP any more. I discovered a free e-mail service (JUNO.com) that will allow me to send and receive messages without the worry of an ISP.

My organization is intended to provide help and support to ALL disabled war veterans (and eventually all human beings) who suffer from traumatic head injuries and/or PTSD (Post Traumatic Shock [stress] Disorder)...horrible "cold sweat, screaming nightmares."

I have been in DP (Data Processing) since 1967 (US Air Force) and have knowledge that expands thirty (30) years. Since I am 100% disabled and the DVA only provides 60% compensation (to this date), I am at poverty level.

As I have crucial information to give freely to those in need, how can I accomplish my goal? I can afford my monthly phone bill, but that's about it, money wise...I need a little for food. I've heard there are 800 phone numbers that will allow me access to '.gov' databases, but I don't have them yet. Since you folks are the Dept. of Commerce, maybe you can provide me with said 800 phone numbers? Please, help me obtain my domain name so I can help others relieve their pain!

To confirm my sincerity, I believe a veterans wife who called me from Boston last week will back me up. Shelley's husband has Cancer from war wounds and Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam. I gave her advice about a new medication that will help him when he starts chemotherapy in 30 days. Her e-mail address is <FoxxyAngel@aol.com>...tell her Darian needs a little help. I'm sure she'll confirm my FREE help.

Anxiously Waiting,
Darian S. Robson
953 Stoll St.
Baltimore, MD 21225-2446
<dsrobson@erols.com> or <darians@hotmail.com>

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From: MVI <mvi@tektown.com>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 1/31/98 11:23pm
Subject: Green Paper debate

Dear Mr. Magaziner,

Thank you for allowing the Internet community to respond to the Domain
Name Green Paper by email.

After reading the paper, I agree with the ideas about opening the
registration process to competition, however I am concerned about the
proposed plans for adding new top-level-domains.

Before adding new gtld's, why not utilize the ones we have? The .net
top-level is grossly underutilized, primarily because it's targeted only
to companies involved with network infrastructure. Why couldn't the .net
description expand to include commercial entities? Many ISP's now
register their names with .com instead of .net, and some commercial
entities register .net, therefore the distinction between the two is
blurring.

There are many names available in .net. By carefully shifting the
targeting and branding focus of .net, it could approach the popularity
of .com. Many trademark holders have already protected their marks under
.net, so it's not the legal can of worms that new top-levels will be.
Finding creative ways to utilize and optimize the current gtld's should
buy some time while a careful, long-term strategy for adding
top-level-domains is developed.

The available and the proposed new top-level-domains are "descriptive"
in nature, describing a type of entity. Perhaps the new top-levels
should shift toward a "geographical" model, more analogous to a physical
address system than a directory. Many countries have their own
extensions. The new gtld model should evolve in this direction instead
of toward the "descriptive" model.

If carefully developed, a "geographical" model could serve to keep
trademark disputes within their own legal arenas. A case that comes to
mind is the prince.com dispute. A US and UK company both have rights to
the name. Who has superior rights under the current system? Which laws
apply - US or UK? What I am suggesting is that future top-levels,
instead of being universal, be assigned to certain geographic
territories that correlate somewhat with trademark territories.

The trademark implications of adding 5 new top-levels simultaneously
cannot be ignored. Because the USPTO is a government entity, the
government should be reluctant to take any action which may devalue
intellectual property and dilute goodwill associated with the trademarks
it grants. Also, companies should not be forced to spend huge sums of
money to defend their property.

Of course, these concerns need to be balanced with the need to keep the
Internet flexible, strong and positioned for growth. The decisions that
are made now will effect the Internet for many years to come, and
therefore a long-term, visionary strategy is needed. I strongly believe
there are intelligent and creative ways to bring the current gtld's into
fruition while a careful and long-term plan for implementing new
top-level-domains is developed.

Again, I thank you for the opportunity to express these opinions.

Best Regards,
Sharon Clemons
President
The Domain Agency - MVI
http://www.domainagency.com
phone: 816-453-0865
fax: 816-455-8586

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From: Darian Scott Robson <dsrobson@erols.com>
To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(dns)
Date: 1/31/98 11:32pm
Subject: DELETE first msg...Domain Name System

8:00PM 1/31/98

Dear Folks,

This is in reference to the 'green papers' released on 1/30/98 in relation
to DNS and IP's.

I am a disabled war veteran who is forced to live on the Dept. of Veterans
Affairs monthly compensation of $717.00. I am trying to establish a non-
profit organization on the Internet as DARIAN, Org (darian.org). In that I
am poor, I cannot afford the $100.00 fee to establish said domain name.

One might say, "How is he sending this message on the www?" A year ago my
relatives gave me a Compaq Deskpro 386sx/20 and a modem. This year, a
present of a year on an ISP (Internet Service Provider) is allowing this
communication to take place. When this year is over, I'm offline, because
my family can't help me with an ISP any more. I discovered a free e-mail
service (JUNO.com) that will allow me to send and receive messages without
the worry of an ISP.

My organization is intended to provide help and support to ALL disabled war
veterans (and eventually all human beings) who suffer from traumatic head
injuries and/or PTSD (Post Traumatic Shock [stress] Disorder)...horrible
"cold sweat, screaming nightmares."

I have been in DP (Data Processing) since 1967 (US Air Force) and have
]knowledge that expands thirty (30) years. Since I am 100% disabled and the
DVA only provides 60% compensation (to this date), I am at poverty level.

As I have crucial information to give freely to those in need, how can I
accomplish my goal? I can afford my monthly phone bill, but that's about it,
money wise...I need a little for food. I've heard there are 800 phone
numbers that will allow me access to '.gov' databases, but I don't have
them yet. Since you folks are the Dept. of Commerce, maybe you can provide
me with said 800 phone numbers? Please, help me obtain my domain name so I
can help others relieve their pain!

To confirm my sincerity, I believe a veterans wife who called me from
Boston last week will back me up. Shelley's husband has Cancer from war
wounds and Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam. I gave her advice about a new
medication that will help him when he starts chemotherapy in 30 days. Her
e-mail address is <FoxxyAngel@aol.com>...tell her Darian needs a little
help. I'm sure she'll confirm my FREE help.

Anxiously Waiting,
Darian S. Robson
953 Stoll St.
Baltimore, MD 21225-2446
<dsrobson@erols.com> or <darians@hotmail.com>