Re: [gtld-council] IPC comments
What I find interesting is that, on the one hand, the IPC insists that each new TLD have some sort of "sunrise" period so that trademark registrants can preemptively register the best names and then, on the other hand, complains that they have been required to do so. I'll bet that if we allowed open registration or auction of terms like "apple" and "amazon," on a first come, first served basis, the number of defensive registrations would have been pretty low. > We note with concern that the Selection Criteria discussed in Section 2 of > the GNSO Recommendation Summary does not require the consideration of the > level of support for the new TLD, and in particular, the likelihood that the > new TLD will become primarily a magnet for defensive registrations. Research > has shown that an overwhelming percentage of registrations for recently > introduced TLDs were defensive in nature, and not based on true demand.