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

From: William Henry <william.henry@iona.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 17:46:26 -0700
Message-Id: <A1E7D1FB-1666-4192-8B32-7C65D1ED2617@iona.com>
Cc: public-ws-policy@w3.org
To: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
I suggest Danasir.com or Danasir Inc.

It seems it's only a proper name not a company:

http://www.google.com/search? 
client=safari&rls=en&q=Danasir&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

:-)

William

On Jan 8, 2007, at 9:35 PM, Felix Sasaki wrote:

>
> 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
>
>
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