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comment on the proposed .net registry renewal and URS

  • To: net-agreement-renewal@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: comment on the proposed .net registry renewal and URS
  • From: <info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 21:42:49 -0700

<html><body><span style="font-family:Verdana; color:#000000; 
font-size:10pt;"><div>HI,</div><div><br></div><div>I am writing to let you know 
that I do not approve of the current proposal of changes with regards to the 
URS</div><div><br></div><div><span><span style="clear: both;"><span><i>URS 
details are in flux. While untested, the URS clearly provides registrants with 
fewer rights than the UDRP. <br>-  There is no foundation in any ICANN policy 
process for imposing new  gTLD "rights protections" on incumbent gTLDs without 
careful study and  deliberation -- after seeing how they work, or don't, at new 
gTLDs. <br>- This is a big deal: .NET is the third-largest TLD after .COM and 
.DE, with nearly 14 million registrations. <br>-  It's fundamentally unfair to 
impose URS on .NET registrants.  Individuals who wish to acquire future domains 
under new gTLDs would be  notified in advance that they will be subject to URS. 
However, .NET  domains have already been acquired, often at considerable 
expense, with  the understanding that registration and use would only be 
subject to  possible UDRP review. <br>- If trademark interest groups can get 
the URS  imposed on .NET now, and .COM next year through its contract renewal,  
then they are likely to scuttle the ICANN-planned UDRP reform process  (the 
only real prospect for balanced and comprehensive UDRP reform). <br><br>The  
value and security of your .NET assets are at stake. And, once again,  if URS 
is imposed on .NET this year, the same will likely happen to .COM  in 2012. So 
please take five minutes to send a comment to ICANN now to  let them know what 
you think of this idea. 

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