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ICANN is not following its own rules, part 2 (making comparisons to .TRAVEL)

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  • Subject: ICANN is not following its own rules, part 2 (making comparisons to .TRAVEL)
  • From: "Brandon Shalton" <brandon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 20:29:12 -0500

Can anyone get a .travel domain?

The answer is NO.

From this PCmag.com article:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1851111,00.asp

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.Travel was created for consumers as an integrated and highly specialized worldwide e-directory.


It was designed to help identify and distinguish between various businesses that provide travel-related services, according to a recent news release, here in PDF form.

Businesses that are eligible for a .travel domain name include hotels and resorts, travel agents, tour operators, theme parks, camp facility operators, air-, cruise- and rail-lines, visitor's bureaus and others, according to the ness release.

"To verify eligibility for .travel, companies must first become authenticated," said Barrett. "There are two ways to do this: The company can belong to one of 30 travel associations that are providing the service, or they can go through Dun & Bradstreet."

Once authenticated, the company can apply to pre-register its domain name through the Encirca Web site, for .travel's Limited Launch, which is scheduled to begin Oct. 1, according to Barrett.
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.Travel was created for the travel and tourism companies... businesses... individual consumers not part of a business cannot get this TLD domain.

.XXX has similar provisions that only adult industry people could register .XXX domains, and there would be some means that ICM/IFFOR did that validation.

So ONLY the members of a SPONSORED TLD COMMUNITY can get a domain.

.TRAVEL defined its stakeholders as being BUSINESSES in travel, not open to everyone.

.XXX has defined its SPONSORED TLD COMMUNITY as current adult entertainment websites.

The very community that .XXX defines as stakeholders, has overwhelmingly rejected the TLD.

ICANN is looking to force a .XXX TLD based the wishes and desires of entities that are not stakeholders.

By approving .XXX, ICANN has completely ignored its own rules and definitions that will send a discouraging message to future TLD applications, that how can they invest money and time into a process that is so flawed, that even ICANN cannot follow its own rules.

Please follow your own rules and guidelines.... to use procedural guidelines to be the answer to reject .XXX, not to mention all the other various reasons that the SPONSORED TLD COMMUNITY has expressed.

-brandon





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