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Blacknight Opposes "Closed Generic" TLDs

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  • Subject: Blacknight Opposes "Closed Generic" TLDs
  • From: "Michele Neylon :: Blacknight" <michele@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 18:55:17 +0000

Dear Sir / Madam

I am submitting these comments on behalf of Blacknight, Ireland's only ICANN 
accredited registrar. 

They do not reflect the formal views of any stakeholder group, but those of our 
company.

We are on the record with respect to our views on this issue, having spoken 
during the public forum at ICANN Toronto 
(http://toronto45.icann.org/node/34215) and having sent several letters to 
ICANN's board, which were co-signed by a broad cross-section of the ICANN 
Community:

http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/correspondence/neylon-et-al-to-chehade-et-al-24sep12-en.pdf

http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/correspondence/neylon-et-al-to-chalaby-et-al-22jan13-en.pdf


Rather than rehash our previous arguments I would prefer to simply state that 
they are unchanged.

I've summarised some of the issues we see with them here:

http://www.internetnews.me/2013/02/23/5-reasons-why-closed-generic-new-gtlds-should-be-opposed/

It is also worth noting that our views are shared by some very large brands who 
have taken the time to submit very rational comments on this topic.

But more importantly both consumer and trade organisations representing large 
numbers of internet users and businesses have too.

Regards

Michele


Mr Michele Neylon
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