“closed generic” domains should not be permitted.
- 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. Brian Aamodt