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NO to closed generic TLDs

  • To: "comments-closed-generic-05feb13@xxxxxxxxx" <comments-closed-generic-05feb13@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: NO to closed generic TLDs
  • From: Jessica Barry <jessica.barry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 21:55:45 +0000

To whom it may concern:

As an employee of a certification body providing independent certification and 
accreditation to organisations, I would like to formally object to the proposal 
to enable close generic TLDs to be assigned to only one organisation.

I am actively involved in validating organisations, products and services where 
impartiality and integrity are at the heart of our business practices, as is 
applying rules, standards and regulations consistently and fairly to all who 
are eligible.  This is standard practice in our industry, regardless of any 
commercial standing,  ownership, or memberships held.

I do not believe it is fair business practice to favour or give advantage to 
one provider of any product or service over another based on the underlying 
principles upheld of my industry, nor do I believe it is fair to restrict 
access to tools and mechanisms that give fair competition to all.

I also believe this type of practice could have an impact on our services.  
Those organisations that have sought independent validation in order to gain 
prominence within their markets may no longer see the value in upholding 
quality and seeking certification from an independent and impartial authority 
as a way to assure,  market and promote their offerings, as their ability to be 
competitive will be greatly restricted through this activity forcing them to 
look for more cost effective solutions.  The only way to ensure products and 
services are not devalued is to ensure a level playing field.

Due to the industry I am in, and the sectors within which I administer 
certification programs, I have a specific objection to the following generic 
TLDs being registered, but am generally not in favour of the entire proposal! :-


Many thanks

Jessica Barry

Jessica Barry
Accreditor Coordinator
+44 (0)1494 458 958

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