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  • To: <comments-closed-generic-05feb13@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: .security as a closed domain
  • From: <dwayne@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:11:15 -0700

Attention: 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


I am writing concerning the possible closing of the .security domain to one 

This would seriously impede my ability as a growing security business to take 
advantage of a domain to market my business. As we all know the use of key 
words when setting up websites, searching and browsing are important tools to 
directing peoples interest to  us as the providers of security service. If in 
fact the .security domain was closed and dedicated principally to one 
organization it would cut out all the rest of us in the security organization 
from being able to fairly compete. Especially when it may be purchased and 
closed to one organization who has no interest in our industry. 

We support an Internet that is open and focused and has room for the security 
and alarm industry

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. Generic words cannot and should not be owned for the exclusive 
use of one company. 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. 


Dwayne Richardson
Precision Protection Systems

"Your Peace of Mind is Our Priority"

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