[At-Large] Protection of IOC/Red Cross Names at Top Level

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Thu Feb 2 18:45:57 UTC 2012

> Please note the term NGO has no generally agreed legal definition.

True, but the Red Cross and the IOC are both international treaty 
organizations.  That's why they get to register in .INT.  Those are pretty 
well defined.

I agree that the existing objection process should take care of any funny 
registrations, or if not, the gTLD process has worse problems than 

By the way, in the United States, RED CROSS is the registered trademark 
for a brand of table salt (since 1895), for a brand of sterile cotton for 
medical purposes (since 1898), for a brand of womens' shoes (since 1898), 
for a brand of toothache drops (since 1876), for a brand of mattresses 
(since 1904), and for a brand of canned fruits and vegetables (since 

Under ICANN's wonderful trademark rules, don't they get priority over some 
wussy non-profit?






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