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On Thu, Mar 08, 2001 at 04:59:22PM -0800, Mathew Butler wrote: > You -could- always do the whois-type thing, where ALL records containing > 'apple' are returned, on first access to the name? That will INCREASE the number of court cases where a big player accuses a little player of trademark infringement because he's using some obscure word like "apple" or "window". Case in point: [smcmahon@qward smcmahon]$ whois apple [whois.crsnic.net] Whois Server Version 1.3 Domain names in the .com, .net, and .org domains can now be registered with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net for detailed information. APPLE.WEBMANGO.NET APPLE.VYBORBANK.COM APPLE.UW.WA-K20.NET APPLE.TAMU.ED APPLE.SNS.CA APPLE.SHEC.EDU.CN APPLE.SANKYOGROUP.COM APPLE.QHIT.NET APPLE.PRINT.NET.CO.JP APPLE.MEGAWAN.NET APPLE.MAZY.COM APPLE.KDD.NET.HK APPLE.ICOE.NET APPLE.GOODGOOD.COM APPLE.FRUITCOM.COM APPLE.ELEL.NET APPLE.EARTHCAPE.NE.JP APPLE.CONNECTING-PT.COM APPLE.COM.IS.THE.CHOICE.OF.ALL.SELF.RESPECTING.TERRORISTS.NET APPLE.COM.IS.KRAD-NEAT.BUT.SO.IS.JIMPHILLIPS.ORG APPLE.BRG.CO.JP APPLE.BOTBAY.NET APPLE.APPLEBYCOLORLAB.COM APPLE.APLAKIVSYSTEMS.COM APPLE.ORG APPLE.NET APPLE.COM And it'll be even worse if we're doing DNS that way, because if I'm looking for Apple Records and I type "apple", I won't get it unless EVERYTHING with "apple" in it shows up, not just the ones with (whitespace)apple(whitespace).