[LINK] What's in a (domain) name?
Fri, 17 Nov 2000 14:52:39 +1100
Nick Smith wrote:
> re: this 'individuals and the domain names they can and can't have'
> Imagine if Yang and Filo had been Australian grad students avoiding
> finishing their PhD by building a web directory.
> 'No, you can't have www.yahoo.com.au but you can have www.jerryyang.id.au'.
(1) But Yang and Filo, like any business people, would simply create
a corporate entity called "Yahoo!" and then get their domain name.
(2) If using another domain name and an IPO is imminent, see step (1).
> Yahoo.com began as hobby, non-trade-marked and unincorporated. Today it's
> supposed to be the web's most valuable brand.
So, suppose the domain began as www.jerryyang.id.au, but was identified
as Yahoo! by all and sundry. If that identity looked like a winner, they
proceed to step (1) above.
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