RE: [bc-gnso] ALERTS from the Secretariat: TAS Interruption - Update (4 May 2012)
- To: "Hansen, Anjali" <AHansen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "'Benedetta Rossi'" <bc-secretariat@xxxxxxxxx>, bc - GNSO list <bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [bc-gnso] ALERTS from the Secretariat: TAS Interruption - Update (4 May 2012)
- From: Phil Corwin <psc@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 13:12:55 +0000
The TM Clearinghouse is tied to the warning service, which alerts registrants
that their domain might be infringing and allows them to consider that, and the
fact that they have been warned would almost certainly be a factor in any
subsequent UDRP or URS action. However, as to your suggestion that "registrars
will thereby put on notice not to sell those trademarks, or deviations thereof,
to anyone except the actual trademark holders", that goes too far - there are
many instances in which a registrant other than the trademark holder (e.g., an
authorized reseller of a particular product or service) could register a domain
incorporating a trademark without infringement.
Philip S. Corwin, Founding Principal
1155 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
"Luck is the residue of design" -- Branch Rickey
From: owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2012 8:15 AM
To: 'Benedetta Rossi'; bc - GNSO list
Subject: RE: [bc-gnso] ALERTS from the Secretariat: TAS Interruption - Update
(4 May 2012)
2091 new TLDs to be prepared for. My major concerns about this are below:
1) The first thing that I am up in arms about is that the ICM Registry
responsible for the .xxx is also applying for .sex and .adult. ICM will allow
all of those trademark owners who registered for domains in .xxx to now do the
same in .sex and .adult. As you recall, ICM made many millions off of anyone
who didn't want to be associated with its .xxx and now they will be allowed to
make millions more.
It seems as if the brilliant business model in domaining is to apply for a
registry everyone is afraid of being associated with and then take their money
. I am hoping this committee might want to insist that ICANN put an end to
such trademark blackmail. I'd like to get my money back for the trademarks
I've had to block in .xxx. Not to mention that ICM has reserved BBB.xxx for
their own use despite not holding the trademark thereto. Thus, we couldn't
block our most famous trademark from .xxx.
2) I believe the legal and fair approach is to have everyone file their
trademarks in a central Trademark Clearinghouse and the registries and
registrars will thereby put on notice not to sell those trademarks, or
deviations thereof, to anyone except the actual trademark holders.
Otherwise, we might have to defensively register or block in hundreds or even a
thousand new TLDs.
I'd appreciate it if this committee would take on this issue of defensive
registrations again at the appropriate time. I appreciate all that you have
done thus far, but ICANN hasn't taken the appropriate measures to date.
Anjali Karina Hansen | Associate General Counsel
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Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.
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Subject: [bc-gnso] ALERTS from the Secretariat: TAS Interruption - Update (4
Dear BC Members,
Please find below an ICANN announcement.
TAS Interruption - Update (4 May 2012)
Statement by Akram Atallah, COO
4 May 2012
The TLD Application System, or TAS, held 2091 applications - either submitted
or in progress - when it was taken offline on 12 April 2012.
In addition, there are 214 potential applications that were registered prior to
the 29 March cut-off date, but whose payments have not yet been received or
ICANN has received approximately USD $350 million in fees for applications for
As we have reported, we are in the process of notifying applicants whether they
were affected by the software glitch, and plan to complete this process on or
before Tuesday, 8 May. Shortly after that process is complete, we will announce
the schedule for reopening TAS and completing the application period. Once the
system is reopened, we will keep it open for at least five business days.
We appreciate your understanding as we work to bring the TLD application system
Glen de Saint Géry
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