Comments on TMCH "Strawman Solution"
On behalf of Public Interest Registry, the .ORG Registry Operator and applicant for new community-based .NGO and .ONG strings as well as four IDN versions of .ORG, I wish to note our support for the 9 January 2013 NTAG comments related to the Strawman Proposal for the Trademark Clearinghouse (see http://forum.icann.org/lists/tmch-strawman/msg00014.html). We believe that the NTAG submission reflects a well-balanced critique of the Trademark Clearinghouse and proposed Rights Protection Mechanisms. These comments demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the key technical, operational and policy issues and challenges surrounding this critical aspect of the New gTLD program, as well as the process to address them via the ICANN multi-stakeholder model. We strongly urge ICANN to carefully consider these comments as they formulate their path forward. Respectfully, Paul Diaz Director of Policy Public Interest Registry (applicant for .NGO/.ONG)