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[gnso-rn-wg] Interest Statement - C Greer

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  • Subject: [gnso-rn-wg] Interest Statement - C Greer
  • From: "Caroline Greer" <cgreer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2007 16:30:01 -0500



Please find below my interest statement for the Reserved Names Working Group.


Kind regards,






*** Interest Statement - Caroline Greer ***


I am Policy Director for mTLD Ltd, the Registry responsible for the .mobi TLD. 
I participate in the gTLD Registry Constituency. 


dotMobi is the first top level domain dedicated to delivering the internet to 
the mobile phone. mTLD is sponsored by a consortium of thirteen companies, two 
of which (Nokia and Telefónica) are members of ICANN's Business Constituency. 
dotMobi signed its contract with ICANN in July 2005 and began operations in May 


dotMobi is required to reserve certain names and these reserved names are 
identified in Appendix 6 of the .mobi Agreement. dotMobi also has 'Premium 
Names' listed in its Product List (Appendix S of the Agreement). These names 
are commonly used words and phrases that are allocated on an other than 
first-come-first-served basis and therefore must first be reserved by the 
Registry and held back from general allocation. dotMobi will allocate such 
names using auction and Request for Proposals ('RFP') processes, the latter of 
which centers on content suggestions from the market. The purpose of the RFP 
process in particular is to stimulate growth of the mobile internet market and 
help deliver new features and services to the mobile community.


My personal interest in participating in the Reserved Names Working Group is to 
gain a better understanding of why certain categories of names are required to 
be reserved by ICANN. As a new TLD, we have received many related queries from 
Registrants. Any future decision by ICANN to lift such requirements could 
possibly result in the release of further names by dotMobi which would 
ultimately benefit the Registry.


I look forward to working with everyone in the group.


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