Agenda for next NANOG - interest in domain names?

Date: Sat, 31 Aug 1996 09:33:33 -0400
To: "Susan R. Harris" <>,
From: Carl Oppedahl <>
Subject: Re: Agenda for next NANOG - interest in domain names?
Is there any interest in a presentation explaining:

- the latest changes in NSI's flawed domain name trademark policy,

While I don't necessarily like the tone of the e-mail message, I think
it would be interesting to hear an independent legal opinion of the
issues. Perhaps, a little about the legal background, (e.g., trademark
law), a summary of what issues are fairly clear from a legal perspective,
a descriptions of the areas where the legal answers are not yet
clear, and the level of risk to various parties.

On the other hand, I don't know that NANOG is the right forum for this.

Any suggestions for a better forum?


Seems to me the issue is adequately documented at and possibly there may be some documents
on the resource page at that also apply.

Two good reasons not to discuss it at NANOG are that NSI does have a
domain-policy mailing list and other than taking up the issue with the
company, they are operating under a co-operative agreement with NSF and
the FNC ( and which takes it
straight into the realm of politics. And since NSI registers international
domains the issue has even been discussed within the ITU and at OECD

Do you REALLY want to know more? Then go to this meeting at Harvard on
September 8th

Michael Dillon - ISP & Internet Consulting
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