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Opposition to Closed Domains

  • To: <comments-closed-generic-05feb13@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Opposition to Closed Domains
  • From: "Paul Labelle" <paul.labelle@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:19:56 -0500

*       We support an Internet that is open and focused and has room for the
security and alarm industry.
*       Generic words cannot and should not be owned for the exclusive use
of one company.
*       A closed generic domain is not in the public interest.
*       If ICANN permits any company to possess a "closed domain" -
including Symantec (a computer company) to use ".security" then the security
and alarm industry could be lost.
*       Closed use of ".security" is not similar to the way ".com," ".net"
and ".org" are used on the Internet daily.
*       Therefore, we believe a closed generic application for ".security"
is anticompetitive and we request that ICANN require applicants for closed
generic TLDs to either open the TLD or withdraw for a full refund.



Paul Labelle

705-759-8999 x 110





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