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.gmbh TLD comments to EOI

  • To: draft-eoi-model@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: .gmbh TLD comments to EOI
  • From: Andreas Schreiner <as@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 14:06:55 +0100

Our organization is aiming to create a top-level domain for companies in 
Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein which have the legal form of a 
GmbH (comparable corporate form to a LLC or LTD). The new .gmbh namespace will 
offer trusted domain names which are verified and will enhance search engine 
rankings for GmbHs. Moreover .gmbh will strengthen the image of the GmbH 
corporate form Europe wide. The .gmbh project is supported by companies, 
associations and political parties.

We say yes to a lightweight and voluntary EOI with its original intention to 
collect information on strings and the applicant landscape for ICANN’s new TLD 
process resource planning.

We say no to an inflated and mandatory EOI that replaces the well planned 
applicant guidebook partly with a pre-registration process that favors 
insiders, copycats and speculators.

Our suggestions for the EOI

1) Running the EOI should be priority for ICANN to finally gather valid 
information. The EOI procedure must not delay ICANN’s task of resolving open 
issues such as trade mark protection. In doubt the EOI should be cancelled.

2) The EOI must be voluntary.

3) We believe in the crowd sourcing power of the community in voluntarily 
contributing information about already over 100 potential strings which are out 
there today.

4) Questions 1-14 are sufficient for information collection, but applicants may 
provide additional information.

5) Publication of all EOIs should be mandatory.

6) The EOI fee should not exceed US$ 55,000.

7) Incentives for the EOI applicants could include regular applicant-only 
briefings, one-to-ones with ICANN staff and other services which not only 
benefit the EOI participants.

Andreas Schreiner

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