Branding, domain names et al.
Tue, 20 Oct 1998 10:46:56 +1000
The reason I raised this issue is that each (a brand and a domain
name) has a value that is dependent on the (or multiple) legal
systems(s) enforcing the claims of a owner to uniqueness.
It is also dependent on other things eg Windows 95 is worth a lot
more than ACME's GUI. However, neither would be worth much without
So any arguments against giving brands legal protection should also
apply to domain names.
Toilet rolls cost 69c/100g
Last Saturday's Sydney Morning Herald cost 23c/100g
It would appear that putting information on
paper reduces its value.
So much for "information wants to be free"