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Re: [gnso-vi-feb10] Private TLDs

  • To: "jarkko.ruuska@xxxxxxxxx" <jarkko.ruuska@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [gnso-vi-feb10] Private TLDs
  • From: Stéphane Van Gelder <stephane.vangelder@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 15:01:55 +0100

> Avri,
> (JR) In my opinion it is ok for brand TLDs to give out names to consumers if 
> the names are very tightly connected to the brand owner’s (online) services. 
> But also then there would be the question of unfair competition with “open “ 
> TLDs.  However, we need to keep in mind that running a big TLD is a 
> relatively costly business, so I don’t see many TLDs just giving names out 
> just for fun.

(SVG) I don't see how that can work. Either the brand TLD operator has to own 
all of its domains and cannot distribute them to third parties (which doesn't 
prevent the brand owner from leasing names out or entrusting them to others 
BTW), and that way the registrar requirement may not be needed, or the brand 
TLD operator is allowed to give or sell names to third parties and in that case 
the playing field should be even with all other TLDs that do distribute names 
and the TLD operator should have to work through ICANN registrars.


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