Adrian Chadd wrote:

Whats international trademark+patent arrangements say about this?
See, .com is not all US-registered, and so if you were going to do
something like this, where do non-US people fit in here?

I think that's precisely the issue at hand. How does one administer a
global flat name-space, given the lack of any global entity with the
authority to do so?

Right now, lawyers get paid big bucks by international firms to protect
a trademark or company name in a multitude of jurisdictions.


Rich, it's called the Internet. Things happen without a NATO for ISPs or users.