Comments to "Closed Generic" gTLD Applications
Dear Sirs I am writing on behalf of Alibaba Group Holding Limited, the applicant for the new gTLDs: .alibaba, .alipay, .taobao and .tmall. Alibaba Group is a family of Internet-based businesses which makes it easy for anyone to buy or sell online anywhere in the world. Since its inception, Alibaba Group has developed leading businesses in consumer e-commerce, online payment, business-to-business marketplaces and cloud computing, reaching Internet users in more than 240 countries and regions. Alibaba Group consists of 25 business units and is focused on fostering the development of an open, collaborative and prosperous e-commerce ecosystem. It has come to our attention that there are applications filed for new gTLDs that comprise industry terms that may be used for a restricted or closed basis, for example, .shop, .buy, .deal, .book. We believe that some of these strings should be open and unrestricted since generic words used in a generic way should be open to everyone in the industry. I therefore urge ICANN to consider intervening the delegation of closed gTLDs for common industry / generic terms for consumers’ benefits and promote fairness and competition in registration of domain names and the markets. If you have any questions or comments please let me know. Thanks for your attention. Regards Karen Karen Law Legal Counsel Alibaba Group 26th Floor, Tower One Times Square, 1 Matheson Street Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Direct line: (852) 2215 5345 Facsimile: (852) 2215 5211 General line: (852) 2215 5100 Email: <mailto:karenlaw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> karenlaw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Notice: This email (including any attachments) is sent by the Alibaba Group legal department and is confidential and may be legally privileged. If you received this email in error, please notify us by reply e-mail, delete this message from your system and do not copy it or use it for any purpose or disclose its contents to any other person. Thank you. 注意 : 本电邮(包括任何附件)由阿里巴巴集团法务部发出，含有机密资料及可能受法 律保护。如阁下错误收到此电邮，敬请以电邮通知我司，于阁下之系统内删除本信息， 及不可将本电邮复印或用作任何用途或对任何人士透露本邮件之内容。多谢合作!