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Re: [NEW ISSUE] 4103 Questionable use of Contoso Ltd in Primer

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2007 14:22:37 -0500
To: Christopher B Ferris <chrisfer@us.ibm.com>
Cc: public-ws-policy@w3.org
Message-Id: <1168024957.6152.34.camel@localhost>

On Wed, 2006-12-20 at 11:53 -0500, Christopher B Ferris wrote:
> http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=4103 
> Title: Questionable use of fictitious corp. name "Contoso Ltd."

I unfortunately missed the call this week despite Felix asking me to
attend, but looking at the thread and the discussion on issue 4103, I'd
like to point that W3C have guidelines in terms of domain name in
Domains in examples adhere to section 3, "Reserved Example Second Level
Domain Names," in RFC 2606 [DOMAINS]. Use the domains example.com,
example.org, and example.net for all examples. The Internet Assigned
Numbers Authority (IANA) reserves them for this purpose. If you need an
evocative name, use a machine name (e.g., http://cats.example.org).

Contoso Ltd. doesn't come up as a trademark in the USPTO and a google
search seems to agree with that fact as well. I don't believe we have
guidelines in terms of trademark... yet. Example.Com is used in SampleML
1.0 in the pubrules document [1].



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