walkman - 10:34 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
I think some people are hypocritical here because it suits them to have their own country and laws control it, but they would be screaming bloody murder if it was another. How about thinking more objectively and wishing for a neutral system that works for everyone.
Biased yes, I admit. I've had nightmares of people trying to take my perfectly generic names away with phony arguments in UDRP. I find it reassuring that if I lost in a UDRP pleading, I can find a previous filed case, change names /dates and file it within a day or two in court, all by myself. Since argument are in my favor and federal judges actually as fair as you can get them, I am actually very relaxed on that department.
The question is who should be in charge? Who should judge any disputes? It's true that .com is universal but US has probably most of its use. ICANN and WIPO are big failures IMO.
What US gov is doing in this story is a different but slippery slope may mean that the next step might be what we're talking about.