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Re: "Third Level" domains patented?
>According to the article, somebody maanged to patent the selling of >www.something.somethng.com. Which seems a bit assanine to me, since the >ISP I worked for in 1993 offered custoemrs www.customer.ccnet.com. >As much as I dislike Verisign, this is silly. Agreed. Here is some of my prior art from 1996 http://www.gtld-mou.org/gtld-discuss/mail-archive/01815.html and I may have mentioned it even earlier than this. I also consulted for the GNR during their application for the .NAME registry so there is a direct connection between the idea published in 1996 and the current .NAME registry which is the subject of the Verisign lawsuit. --Michael Dillon