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Opposition To URS - Uniform Rapid Suspension

  • To: irt-final-report@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Opposition To URS - Uniform Rapid Suspension
  • From: Kevin <Kevin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2009 12:56:20 -0400


This e-mail is sent to express my adament opposition to the Uniform Rapid Suspension proposal.

The URS will create a grossly unfair and significantly unbalanced shift in the policies governing protection of the primary core asset and investment every individual, organization, small business and corporation worldwide, big or small, has in the Internet, that being their domain name. Not only does it dramatically and negatively threaten the rights and legal protection of domain name owners, but as importantly for over 1 Billion Internet users who aren't domain owners, but who use web sites for products and services they enjoy and depend on each day.

For example imagine a retirement financial services company, with hundreds of thousands of elderly customers, having a domain such as AppleFinancialServices.com. Under the URS Apple Computer could theoretically get that site shut down quite easily and overnight impact the financial assets and retirement security of hundreds of thousands of

At the same time, there is without a doubt, the need to protect the intellectual property rights of individuals, organizations and corporations worldwide also, but it should not be done in the haphazard and unjust way the URS policies provide. This would create immense legal hardships especially for small domain owners who do not have nor can afford expensive legal counsel and represenetation to defend their rights. Trademarks, copyrights, intellectualy property must all be respected but in a way that does not facilitate the ability for legal abuses and deprivation of rights and asset protection against Internet domain name and web site owners.

The Internet has become the most globally connecting, important and crucial communications platform in the history of mankind. It must at all times be governed with the utmost of respect for protections for all of us who are building it, innovating it's growth, creating content for it, investing billions of capital into it, with well thought out planning, fairness, equal rights and a balanced playing field for everyone.


Kevin R. Leto
Internet Advertising, LLC

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