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Username: keith246
Date/Time: Wed, October 18, 2000 at 5:14 AM GMT (Tue, October 17, 2000 at 11:14 PM CST)
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Subject: ICANN must reject unrestricted first-come-first-served unlimited applications


Rknight, if ICANN rejects the unrestricted first-come-first-served unlimited applications, which I think ICANN has a responsiblity to do, then the scramble will not occur.

The reason for needing new gTLDs arises because current gTLD registrars have ignored the experiences of company and trademark name registrars worldwide. 

Current gTLD registrars allow the registration of names consisting of single common words, and the registration of multiple names for a single business and single trademark, beyond what is required for multilingual needs.       
Presumably gTLDs have ignored this past experience in order to maximize income and minimize effort and expenses. 

However, by doing so they are quickly exhausting the pool of available names in .COM, and they are causing a stream of disputes over tradename infringement.

If ICANN approves unrestricted first-come-first-served unlimited applications it will be approving a cash cow for the new registrars that will do nothing to solve the problems the internet is having due to domain name hogging, squatting,legal domain name seizure, and tradename infringement.

ICANN would be inviting government intervention.



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