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Comments by .HOTEL on the gTLD Applicant Guidebook April 2011 Discussion Draft

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  • Subject: Comments by .HOTEL on the gTLD Applicant Guidebook April 2011 Discussion Draft
  • From: Johannes Lenz-Hawliczek <johannes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 15 May 2011 21:17:14 +0200

Hotel Top-Level-Domain welcomes the opportunity to comment on the gTLD 
Applicant Guidebook April 2011 Discussion Draft, and hopes that thanks to the 
considerable and constructive efforts which the ICANN community including the 
GAC have undertaken over the past 6 months this will be the last few comments 
we will have to add.
Module 1 – String Contention           
As commented before, we expect that the provisions in paragraph 
(String Contention)
"(...) if an application is identified as being part of a contention set, 
string contention resolution procedures will not begin until all applications 
in the contention set have completed all aspects of evaluation, including 
dispute resolution, if applicable."
can be used in competing applications (contention sets) to take speculative 
advantage of intentionally caused delays by delaying the said completion of all 
aspects of evaluation.
We propose to add the following sentence:
Applicants should be given limited time of not more than 4 weeks to submit 
missing parts of their applications.
Module 4 - Trademark Protection
Hotel Top-Level-Domain views strong and viable rights protection mechanisms as 
a central element of trust and we address this issue in our policies. We work 
in the interest of the global hotel industry to ensure that the needs of the 
hotel community are adequately addressed in our business concept. We strongly 
support the proposed instruments for rights protection but once more ask for 
publication of the details for the Trademark Clearinghouse process before the 
launch of the program. 
Yours faithfully
Johannes Lenz-Hawliczek
Managing Director
May 2011

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