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Do not add ANY special protections for certain rights holders

  • To: <comments-igo-ingo-final-20sep13@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Do not add ANY special protections for certain rights holders
  • From: "MarketLift" <Chip@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:38:27 -0400

Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of these thoughts regarding the
recommended policy implementations.


In lieu of banning all special protections, which seems to have already
garnered enough support of ICANN to come to pass, I would like to voice my
concerns for expanding any additional protections that surely will infringe
on the right of current domain and trademark holders. Any expansion leaves
huge holes for abuse at the registry, registrar and INGO/IGO levels.   Those
organizations do not have rights that supersede those of other legitimate
entities. To carve out valuable assets, particularly in already established
gTLDs, would be a violation of rights and interests in domains that were,
until this policy, operating with the full approval and cooperation of ICANN
and other governing bodies.  


Let us remember that there are ample procedures in place to prohibit,
protect and transfer domains that infringe on the trademark rights of ALL
existing organizations. These policies extend beyond registry and ICANN
requirements and into extensive legal and court protections that cover all
aspects of potential harmful usage.  Those protections are there for all
parties, not a select group of special organizations.  We do not need to
expand their rights!


The system of trademark usage and protection has worked well for hundreds of
years without having to carve out special protections for Non-profits and
INGOs/IGOs.  They compete with private organizations/individuals in all
sorts of business environments and domain names should be no different.
This new policy (particularly with existing gTLDS) is a massive over-reach
by a small number of individuals who see an opportunity to grab valuable
assets at little to no cost, causing harmful reverberations throughout the
domain AND general commercial marketplace.  Do not implement these policy



Chip Meade

Private Citizen and Domain User




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