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Public Interest Commitments re: new gTLDs which are internationalized versions of existing gTLDs

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  • Subject: Public Interest Commitments re: new gTLDs which are internationalized versions of existing gTLDs
  • From: JS <jslascary@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:28:51 -0500

*resending this comment as it was not published

In my quality of registrant, I submit the following comment :

Considering that:
- DNS stability and security are of paramount importance to ICANN and the new 
gTLD program;
- Following these principles, no delegated new gTLD should cause user confusion;
- There are serious concerns that applied for strings which are 
internationalized versions of existing gTLDs (hereinafter "Strings") may cause 
such confusion if identical second level domains are controlled by a different 
entity in each namespace;
- To remedy this, some of the registries of the applied for Strings have 
discussed technical solutions to mitigate user confusion hereinafter referred 
to as "Aliasing";
- Details of Aliasing have not been published in any of the publicly available 
Strings application;
- Yet the issue of user confusion concerns the broad internet community;
- Particularly, existing gTLD second level IDN registrants have not had the 
opportunity to comment on Aliasing;

For these reasons, I propose that all applicants of strings which are 
internationalized versions of existing gTLDs be required to divulge their 
Aliasing plans or lack thereof as well as their plans to handle existing second 
level IDNs, where applicable, as part of their Public Interest Commitments.

Thank You.
Jean-S├ębastien Lascary


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