Closed generic domains are wrong
"Closed generic" domains should not be permitted." We support an Internet that is open and focused and has room for any industry, including security, alarm, and automation. * 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. Thank you, Carol Cairns,CMA 2100A South Sheridan Way Mississauga, Ontario L5J 2M4 Phone: 905.820.4332 x 222 Fax: 905.919.1514 www.smartersecurity.ca www.smarterautomation.ca National Treasurer, Board of Directors - CANASA Confidentiality Warning: This e-mail contains information intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify us by return e-mail. Thank you.