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

From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 13:35:53 +0900
Message-ID: <45A31BA9.6090801@w3.org>
To: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Cc: Christopher B Ferris <chrisfer@us.ibm.com>, public-ws-policy@w3.org

Philippe Le Hegaret wrote:
> 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
> examples:
> [[
> 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).
> ]]
> http://www.w3.org/2001/06/manual/#Examples
> 
> 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.

I talked to some other people within w3c, it is true that there are no
such guidelines yet. One proposal which came up was to use a company
name which could be Contoso, but a domain which includes example.com .
Hence, we would replace the company name Contoso with
Contoso.example.com, an do the same for URIs, e.g.
http://real.contoso.com/policy.xml >
http://real.contoso.example.com/policy.xml

Alternatively, we could pick up "company A" and have
http://real.a.example.com/policy.xml

Felix
Received on Tuesday, 9 January 2007 04:35:59 GMT

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