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||Famous marks as a funding mechanism for ICANN
Peter de Blanc
I support a limited number of 'famous marks' in a new TLD for a 'sunrise period'.
The names would be based on WIPO recommendations. Tthe list of names would, in fact
'force' a sale to the holders of those famous marks. Since the value of those names
would like be several thousand times that of non-protected names there should be
some way to 'extract' that value for the benefit of the Internet community as a whole,
rather than for the benefit of one or more Registries.|
Therefore, I propose that
the names be allocated to their respective companies for a fee of, say US $ 100,000
on allocation, with an annual renewal fee of US $ 10,000. These fees would be paid
into a trust, the income from which would be used to defray ICANN expenses, thereby
reducing the support costs payable by various constituencies.
.VI Domain Admin
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