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Mr. Kinney contends that because Belize has "intentions" to market the ".bz" TLD
as a TLD for business that they automatically have a right to do so. Clearly this
is not the case. Belize does have the right to market the .bz domain as an internal
TLD for the use of their citizens. They do not necessarily have the right to market
their TLD as the sole TLD exclusively for business. It is ICANN’s responsibility
to decide which entity should be given this right, based on the interest of the Internet
community as a whole.|
ICANN is currently considering a number of proposals from
those that wish to serve the business community by providing a “.biz”, a “.ecom”
a “.ebiz”, a “.inc” or a “.firm” TLD. In order to determine who would best
fulfill this role (or that of managing any of the other contested new TLDs) ICANN
requested and received the completion of extremely complex and detailed application
materials. If Belize wished to be considered for this very important role they should
of course have submitted an application at the same time as other applicants.
is possible that Belize does indeed have the knowledge and resources to most effectively
fulfill this role. If this is indeed the case ICANN might consider their suit to
be assigned the responsibility of running the primary TLD for business on the net.
However, with the current complete lack of information I would suggest that there
is no way that ICANN can accurately assess the merit of what is effectively an application
from an unidentified party claiming to speak on behalf of Belize. I therefore suggest
that if as, Mr. Kinney states, there is a fully fledged effort in progress that Mr.
Kinney and Belize submit materials which are at least equivalent to those required
in the ICANN application materials so that ICANN can make an assessment of the merits
of their proposed operation. This would of course at least include a business and
technical plan, disclosure of all of the individuals and entities involved and so
on. It would also, of course include a disclosure of the affiliations of Mr. Kinney
Finally Mr. Kinney claims that Belize has the right to prevent the assignment
of a “.biz” or “.ebiz” TLD as they have already marketed the “.bz” TLD as “dot BIZ”.
Even if Mr. Kinney could show that Belize has marketed the “.bz” TLD this would,
for the reasons given above, not give strength to their case. However without evidence
and detail of the extent of such supposed marketing, this claim is clearly completely
Mr. Kinney does not identify himself or his affiliations.
detailed plan for managing a business TLD has been presented.
of the supposed technical experts who will run the TLD has been given, or details
of their technical proposal.
No evidence has been presented that they intend to
implement any tentative plans that they may have.
No information has been given
on the purported advertising efforts.
Without this information and the other detail
required in a full application the attempt of Mr. Kinney to prevent ICANN from creating
a TLD serving the business community is frivolous and should be ignored.
- .biz, etc. Application by Affinity Internet, Inc. Moderator, October 7 @ 10:30 PM (13/43)
- Further Statement in Support of our Application PhilBerent, November 5 @ 11:50 PM (0/0)
- Affinity application jehlers, October 28 @ 5:07 AM (0/0)
- Proposal analysis - Affinity's NAME LOTTERY AND HIGH FEES TLD Facts, October 26 @ 3:13 PM (1/1)
- Affinity App peniel, October 25 @ 10:58 PM (1/1)
- Reply dd5166, October 24 @ 2:44 PM (0/0)
- jandl is right. bizEXISTSalready, October 22 @ 1:07 AM (0/0)
- Support for Affinity Proposal SSattaur, October 21 @ 2:45 PM (0/0)
- .biz and .ebiz A. Kinney, October 19 @ 5:09 PM (1/10)
- Proposition to ICANN, Applicants & Internet Community Pistoff, October 18 @ 5:46 PM (0/0)
- .biz exists already people!!!!!!!!! SayNoToAbacus, October 17 @ 4:03 AM (1/2)
- Why not simply say .BIZ will be a mega corp TLD? jandl, October 16 @ 8:21 PM (1/4)
- application materials page returns "forbidden" error in IE5 jandl, October 14 @ 7:33 PM (0/0)
- Our Application PhilBerent, October 14 @ 1:18 PM (2/12)