ICANN ICANN Email List Archives


<<< Chronological Index >>>    <<< Thread Index >>>

Re: [gtld-council] IPC comments

  • To: <gtld-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [gtld-council] IPC comments
  • From: Bret Fausett <bfausett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 11:51:03 -0800

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.

<<< Chronological Index >>>    <<< Thread Index >>>

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Cookies Policy