Comments to new gTLD proposal
Please find below, comments regarding the new gTLD proposal from Nike . 1. Consolidate Complaints. There should be an ability to consolidate complaints against the same party. 2. Reserved Name List. Famous trademarks should be added to the reserved name list. However, failing this, successful objections should have precedential value so trademark owners don't have to keep objecting. 3. Objection Process Details. There needs to be more details regarding timing, deadlines, and process for objections. Objection should be efficient, and not prohibitive in cost or time. 4. Dispute Resolution Fees. These need to be more detailed. Brand owners are already spending hundreds of thousands to protect their trademarks on line and there continues to be rampant online abuse. Having a cost of $70 - 122K to object to an application is unacceptable. 5. Past abuse. The application procedure should include diligence for past domain name abuse and certainly this should be a factor if raised in any objection.