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  • To: <eoi-new-gtlds@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: .bayern TLD comments
  • From: "Adina Reichardt" <a.reichardt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 11:03:04 +0100

To 1.: To the EoI only participants should be allowed that seriously intend
or have clients that seriously intend to file a new gTLD TLD application
under the EoI proposal. We don?t see the usual opponents of new gTLDs with
the usual arguments bringing any value to the process; in opposite we think
they would blur and delay the EoI as they successfully did with the overall
new gTLD process.

To 2.: Yes! There must be a significant incentive to make the application
intend a serious one. Only this will help ICANN to get valid data on the
number and quality of new gTLD proposals.

To 3.: Yes! There must be a significant investment by the applicant to make
the application intend a serious one. The US$ 55,000 proposal (= refundable
fee proposal in DAG3 if you skip your application after publication of all
applications) is good.

To 4.: The fee should be offset with the rest of the US$ 185,000 application
fee, so that only US$ 130,000 has to be paid when the application if
proceeded later on. If the applicant does not file an application later on,
the fee should not be refunded at all. If ICANN does not open the
application window within 12 months of EoI filing the fee should be fully
refunded immediately after the 12 months period to the applicant who would
be seriously hurt by this delay anyway.

To 5.1: Applicants organization / Applicants contact data / String(s) to
apply for / Expected number of domains per string(s) applied for / Special
registry services planned for the string(s) applied for

To 5.2.: Yes! In any case the combination of applicant?s organization and
string(s) is required to make settlements between applicants possible.

To 5.3: Yes, in any case!

To 6.: Yes!

To 7.: The potential changes can range individually between ?none? in most
cases to ?full stop? for some applicants. Therefore we think it is desirable
that at the time of filing the EOI there is a version of the DAG which
contains agreed upon sections that should not be changed after the EOI. 

To 8.: We think that the benefits of the EoI to ICANN, the applicants and
the Internet Community will outweigh the risks (which risks?) by far. The
EoI will help to take the wind out of opponents sails, especially when it
becomes clear that brand owners that strongly opposed the new gTLD process
are among the applicants.

Adina Reichardt
Co-Chair of .bayern
dotBayern e.V.
Nymphenburger Str. 5
80335 München
Tel +49 89 5203 1342
Fax +49 89 5203 1399
www.dotbayern.de / www.punktbayern.de / www.bayerndomain.org 
Vorstand: Rechtsanwalt Dr. Markus Bahmann (Vorsitz) und RA Adina Reichardt
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