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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Tue, June 12, 2001 at 8:38 AM GMT
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Subject: Non-ICANN domains spark e-commerce fears

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Some business leaders are growing increasingly concerned about the emergence of alternative Internet naming systems, saying they may lead to consumer confusion and possible destabilization of the Internet.

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Like, for instance - .BIZ and .BIZ !!!

ICANN DO NOT CARE
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Still, ICANN President M. Stuart Lynn and others have put companies that operate alternative naming systems on notice that when ICANN selects a second round of new Internet domain names, it will not be forced into giving them the gTLDs they currently operate.

"There should be clear notice to those out there on alternate roots: If they choose a top-level domain because they think they can move faster than we, that won't prevent us from choosing it," said ICANN board member Jonathan Cohen. "Otherwise, it's open season."

Some observers said ICANN encouraged the growth of alternative naming systems by moving too slowly to introduce new generic Internet top-level domain names. It has been more than a decade since the last gTLDs, such as .com and .org, were introduced. ICANN approved seven new gTLDs in November, but has only approved contracts with the operators of two: .biz and .info

http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,2772082,00.html

ICANNs perverted and twisted sense of protectionism towards big business trademarks has brought this about. With DoC backing.
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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