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Re: Closed Generic New GTLDs

  • To: comments-closed-generic-05feb13@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Re: Closed Generic New GTLDs
  • From: "Keven Dabney" <me@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:06:48 -0700

<html><body><span style="font-family:Verdana; color:#000000; 
font-size:10pt;"><div>ICANN,</div><div><br></div><div>As an independent 
professional who follows the DNS/domain name industry I think ICANN should not 
consider changing anything with "closed generic new gtlds". &nbsp;ICANN put 
forth a applicant guidebook which had been revised numerous times for years, 
and the last guidebook says nothing about registries that want to run closed 
TLDs. &nbsp;Changing this now is unfair to all gTLD applicants, and more than 
anything will open huge legal issues for ICANN. &nbsp;Should ICANN change their 
stance on this issue now, companies like Amazon will be handed a golden 
opportunity to sue ICANN for very large amounts of future lost profit. 
&nbsp;ICANN should have dealt with this before raising some $350 million in 
gTLD application fees. &nbsp;Because ICANN failed to do so, nothing should be 
changed on this issue!</div><div><br></div><div>No, I am not an applicant for a 
new gTLD or associated with one. &nbsp;It just seems wrong for ICANN to be 
changing the rules of the gTLD launch this late in the game! &nbsp;And 
indirectly causing monetary harm to many gTLD applicants that created business 
plans based on the rules ICANN set in place!</div><div><br></div><div>Keven 

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