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Thoughts on Closed Generic gTLD

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  • Subject: Thoughts on Closed Generic gTLD
  • From: mitchell snyder <mitch7_26@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 19:10:06 -0500

I think the idea of corporations being able to purchase top level domain names 
is a very bad idea. If this is allowed it would make them useless. If Amazon 
goes owns every .shop domain then what's the point of even having them 
available for use. It'd be like producing millions of cars and then putting 
them all in a vault that no one can use. Why go through the trouble of having 
those cars at all? There's really no practical reason that I can see that they 
would need to purchase top level domains in the first place. Perhaps if the top 
level domain was the name of their company it might make sense but other than 
that it seems pretty pointless to waste perfectly useful domains when they 
could be extremely helpful in the future with narrowing down what sort of site 
you are looking for. You could simply say I'm looking for buying things and 
only sites with .shop domains would be returned. They seem very useful once 
they catch on and if we ruin them so quickly it would be a shame.

Thank you for opening this up for public comment.
Sincerely,Mitchell Snyder                                         

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