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Comments on gTLD's sent by Spanish Booksellers Federation

  • To: <comments-closed-generic-05feb13@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Comments on gTLD's sent by Spanish Booksellers Federation
  • From: Françoise Dubruille <fran@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 15:42:45 +0100

Dear Sir, Madam,


The Booksellers Association of Spain represents 1,865 retail outlets selling

The Booksellers Association Spain strongly opposes any applications for a
“closed generic” gTLD, especially if submitted by commercial entities
operating in a sector of activity related to the closed generic gTLD. 

In the case of a closed generic gTLD .book, the exclusivity granted to the
winning applicant would de facto strengthen the position of the biggest
bidder to have sole use of the gTLD in the book industry and would therefore
be anti-competitive, discourage innovation and new entrants and be
detrimental to the industry as a whole. 

We are therefore asking ICANN not to offer for sale a generic gTLD for .book
and other similar words in general usage. 

Yours faithfully



Nombre de la librería: LIBRERÍA JARCHA 

Fernando Valverde 

President of the Spanish Bookseller Federation

Attachment: PositionofSpanishBooksellersongTLDs.pdf
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