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The only opposition expressed, thus far, in this public forum, is an argument that
has been debated quite extensively in its application to other new TLD proposals.
We affirm the general arguments presented by ICANN on 10/23/2000 regarding claims
to existing TLDs and would like to focus our response on the following details, pertinent
to our proposal:|
· Most importantly, IEI is not applying to host a TLD on
the ORSC rootzone. We acknowledge ICANN's authority to appoint stewardship
over new TLDs, and are requesting their approval to sponsor the .Event TLD
on THEIR root servers. The decision by other organizations to circumvent ICANN
and seek recognition through alternate root servers has created the very fragmentation
of the Internet which those same organizations wish now to blame on ICANN.
IEI is fully prepared to compete head-to-head against these other organizations,
not only for market share of the event industry, but for utilization of the ICANN
root server by the millions of ISPs worldwide and the general public, as well.
ICANN has already demonstrated its market dominance, legal authority, and functional
· If "Quasar" desired to be recognized on ICANN's root servers, they
had the same opportunity as all other organizations, including IEI, to submit a proposal
to ICANN, within the guidelines established by ICANN. Waiting until other companies
had already invested thousands of labor hours and thousands of dollars in the preparation
of proposals, to claim a pre-emptive right to certain TLDs, demonstrates either gross
ignorance, or a continued disregard for ICANN's authority, and represents the very
antithesis of the competitive spirit espoused by ICANN.
· The terms "first use"
and "prior use" have been used frequently in an attempt to justify the pre-emptive
right of subscribers to alternate root servers to host their TLDs on ICANNs root
servers. It should be noted, however, that several legal precedents exist which
refute this position. Most notably, US and most international patent
laws protect "intellectual property" based on when the ideas were first "journalized,"
not "used." The founder of IEI is prepared, if necessary, to demonstrate that
conceptualization of our proposed .Event TLD clearly predates the recognition of
.Event within the ORSC rootzone. Furthermore, a careful review of our proposal
demonstrates a uniquely broad conceptualization of the "event industry" and a logical
sub-domain system that has not been evidenced at all by "Quasar."
· IEI's mission
statement clearly delineates that we desire to contribute to the international stability,
integrity, and security of the Internet. As a restricted TLD, with a logical,
categorical, sub-domain structure, IEI is in a unique position, along with several
other proposed restricted TLDs, to offer these benefits to the international Internet
community and potentially increase global Internet accessibility and usage.
these compelling arguments for entirely disregarding the pre-emptive claims of subscribers
to the ORSC root server, IEI is prepared, if deemed necessary by ICANN, to entertain
proposals from "Quasar" to accept names that have already been registered under the
TLD .event in the ORSC environment.
Internet Events International
- .event Application by Internet Events International, Inc. Moderator, October 7 @ 10:25 PM (20/31)
- Support for .event. jlasko, November 5 @ 9:36 AM (0/0)
- Support for .event; User friendly way to navigate the Internet JL Enterprises, November 4 @ 10:32 PM (0/0)
- Support for .event Mr.Looney, November 4 @ 8:14 PM (0/0)
- Businesses NEED .Event kandl, November 4 @ 7:11 PM (0/0)
- .EVENT Technomancer, November 2 @ 6:44 PM (0/0)
- Support for .event Guide International, November 1 @ 7:41 PM (0/0)
- Most versatile TLD proposed FAguirre, October 30 @ 7:26 PM (0/0)
- support for .event asthoreth, October 30 @ 4:49 PM (0/0)
- NZ Supports Event tania torea, October 29 @ 10:11 PM (0/0)
- UNANIMOUS SUPPORT FOR .EVENT People For Domain Ethics, October 29 @ 6:47 PM (0/0)
- supportfor.event. groove69, October 29 @ 6:34 PM (0/0)
- support for .event marcus, October 27 @ 3:51 PM (0/0)
- support of .event Petunia, October 27 @ 3:10 AM (0/0)
- AUSTRALIA SUPPORTS .event! Jordan, October 27 @ 2:44 AM (0/0)
- Makes sense shondratasha, October 26 @ 4:12 AM (0/0)
- .event app peniel, October 25 @ 11:29 PM (2/2)
- Excellent idea for ordering web chaos-restricted TLD's! mohr4me, October 25 @ 5:12 PM (0/0)
- Support for .event ElectricSmash, October 23 @ 8:02 PM (1/1)
- Proposition to ICANN, Applicants & Internet Community Pistoff, October 18 @ 6:02 PM (0/0)
- Should be denied jandl, October 14 @ 8:00 PM (3/8)