Re: [gnso-vi-feb10] Competition authorities
- To: Ruiz Tim <tim@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Gnso-vi-feb10@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [gnso-vi-feb10] Competition authorities
- From: Richard Tindal <richardtindal@xxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 13:23:22 -0700
I agree. I'd really like to see something in writing from leading competition
authorities indicating they will
review and respond to the inquiries MMA have proposed. I'd also like them
to indicate a range of timeframes
in which they would typically respond in (best case/ worst case).
That said, I don't know what would stop an applicant from incorporating in a
jurisdiction where competition
authorities are known to be extremely liberal, or non-existent.
On Apr 19, 2010, at 12:27 PM, Tim Ruiz wrote:
> Regarding competition authorities reviewing certain
> applicants/applications, all startups are not equal. There may be valid
> competition issues/questions regarding large corporations entering a new
> or especially a related market. It seems to me to be particulary true of
> large corporations applying to single-registrant TLDs, especially if
> there are VI carve outs for single-registrant entities.
> Of course, it would be helpful to understand how/if competition
> authories would handle such referrals. I think we should request some
> response from US and EU competition authorities so we know how to
> evaluate proposals that have such review provisions, or those that some
> of us think might be better with it.
> Note, the RSEP has such a provision. I don't believe its ever been used,
> but perhaps Staff did some research on that prior to adding it to the
> process and to registry agreements.