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- Subject: [gnso-vi-feb10] SRSU
- From: "Rosette, Kristina" <krosette@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 12:38:28 -0400
Apologies for the delay and incompleteness; it's been quite a trip. The text
below is suggested as a start -- it's definitely not complete.
The WG discussed several specific exceptions to prohibitions on vertical
integration and cross-ownership. One such exception is for single-registrant,
single-user (SRSU) registries. Under the SRSU exception, there is only one
registrant of second-level names - the registry itself - and only one user of
the second-level names - also the registry itself.
As discussed further below, several types of SRSUs were proposed by
constituencies and WG members. The Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC)
proposed an SRSU exception for .brand registries, which is summarized at [page
number].[fn: See pages ____-____ infra for the entire proposal.] Several WG
participants who are members of the Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group proposed
an exception for [left for Milton, Avri or others to complete b/c didn't want
to inadvertently mischaracterize or omit any key details]
The principle rationale for the SRSU exception is to facilitate the
participation in the introduction of new gTLDs by those entities whose primary
line of business or activity (commercial or not) is not the selling of
second-level domains and whose participation would be impaired if the VI and CO
prohibitions applied . The SRSU structure, along with the type-specific
restrictions, is expected to preclude the harms attributed to VI and CO.
[Placeholder for more detail about IPC .brand model description. Scott Austin
or Fred Felman, can you complete?]
[Placeholder for more detail about NCSG model description.]
Critics of/Those WG members of the SRSU exception contend . . .