Comments regarding the new gTLDs
To Whom It May Concern: I am extremely concerned and dismayed by ICANN's intentions to greatly expand the availability of internet domain names without sufficient protection for brand owners. Much more must be done to protect brand owners and avoid what would otherwise likely be a very substantial additional cost to brand owners, without real benefit to those brand owners. My views are more clearly expressed in the attached. I strongly urge ICANN to delay implementation of new gTLDs, to allow for more discussion and consensus about protecting the rights of brand owners. Sincerely, Thomas M. Blasey Assistant General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel ITT Corporation 1650 Tysons Boulevard Suite 1700 McLean, Virginia 22102 Phone: (703) 790-6314 Fax: (703) 790-6364 www.itt.com [cid:image001.jpg@01C95E9F.51E0FC80] ________________________________ This e-mail and any files transmitted with it may be proprietary and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this e-mail in error please notify the sender. Please note that any views or opinions presented in this e-mail are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of ITT Corporation. The recipient should check this e-mail and any attachments for the presence of viruses. ITT accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this e-mail.
ICANN gTLD Comments.doc