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Comments regarding the new gTLDs

  • To: "gtld-guide@xxxxxxxxx" <gtld-guide@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Comments regarding the new gTLDs
  • From: "Blasey, Tom - DEFHQ" <tom.blasey@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 10:24:32 -0500

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.


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

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