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  • To: <comments-closed-generic-05feb13@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: comments-closed-generic
  • From: "John Georgoudes" <john@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:13:39 -0500


Dr. David Crocker, Chairman of the Board

Mr. Fadi Chehade', President & CEO

Mr. Cherine Chalaby, Chair of the New gTLD Committee

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

12025 Waterfront Drive, Suite 300

Los Angeles, CA 90094



We support an internet 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



John Georgoudes


Lanvac Surveillance Inc.



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