Comment on IRT report
This may be a very naive suggestion, but instead of a IP Clearinghouse and GPML list being maintained as a separate process outside of the proposed v2 of the gTLD Application Guidebook, have a category of gTLD which trademark holders can apply for. Call it a trademark/brand name gTLDs category. With this category of gTLDs, applicants cannot operate a gTLD, but pay to ensure that the gTLD is NOT introduced. Such applicants would then go through the same process as applicantsfor new gTLDs.(the administrative completeness check, initial evaluation, objection filing, extended evaluation, dispute resolution, etc).
Regards, Dev Anand Teelucksingh ALS representative from Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society