In shorter words:
I. All registrations
of new gtlds are immediately and officially frozen.
II. Existing registrations
under "new" gtlds:
1. All registrations effected through the >>>first<<< registrar
of a „new“ gtld remain valid, if they have been submitted before the official freezing
date of registrations to new gtlds.
2. The registrar concerned has to hand over
an electronic list of all registered domain names to ICANN within 24 hours after
ICANN freezes the registrations of "new" gtlds (not to allow later additions).
All >>>accredited<<< registrars of gtlds continue with the registrations of the new
gtlds as soon as they are officially introduced by ICANN.
4. All registrars who
where not the first ones to register in a specific "new" gtld are forced to paying
back the registration fees to their clients.
III. Adding "new" gtlds
first adds the gtlds .1, .tm and .reg in order to solve the problems discussed here
under paragraphe IV (trademarks). ICANN analyses the effects these steps have on
2. If the result is positive, ICANN adds the new gtld .web and analyses
the effects this step has on the Internet.
3. If it worked out sufficiently well,
ICANN adds another 6 - 10 gtlds in the order they appeared in the Internet as "new
gtlds". ICANN analyses again possible effects this has on the Internet.
4. If there
is still enough of a demand for further "new" gtlds or for a complete liberation
of the DOT-endings, ICANN prepares further steps into that direction. If not, no
further or only a few and well determined additional gtlds are considered.
1. ICANN guarantees the integrity of trademarked names under the cctlds
of the countries, to which the trademarks protection extends, following a first-come-first-serve
system among the trademark-owners themselves in re-spect of the trademark-names being
registered in one or many of the 42 classes available.
2. For trademarks registered
in more than 10 countries, a new gtld ought to be established. The best solution
might be the creation of the
.tm gtld for the U.S and the
for all other countries
Both endings are already generally known as trademark
3. Internationally well-known trademarks like CocaCola get their
own gtld, where no one else may be allowed to register: .1 (read: dot one)
because per trademark only 1 company in the world is allowed to register.
because as a digit it is international and undependent from any language.
because it is easy to remember and therefore from an economical point of view more
interesting for the companies concerned to change from .com to .1.
As only internationally
known companies get the permission to register in .1, it might be indeed very interesting
to change from .com to .1.
All names registered in .1 are automatically registered
in .tm and .reg, in order to guarantee a global trademark protection to the company
4. Individuals, who's names are registered by someone else as a trademark
are limited to the registration within the existing gtlds and cctlds and do not get
any access to .1, .tm or .reg.
Within the existing gtlds and cctlds, they are
granted the same rights as trademark owners.
5. Companies and Clubs, etc., who's
names are older than a registered trademark and who therefore are allowed to continue
using that name should be limited to the registration within the existing gtlds and
cctlds without getting access to .1, .tm or .reg..
Within the existing gtlds and
cctlds, they are granted the same rights as trademark owners.
6. Individuals, clubs
or companies, who register cctld names which are:
a. Not protected by any trademark
in the country of the cctld concerned (I.C.1.)
b. Not corresponding to their own
name, in the case of individuals (I.C.4.)
c. Not older than an existing trademark
of a third party (I.C.5.)
and therefore do not meet any of the requirements mentioned
under I.C.1-5. will lose the registered domain name immediately upon the request
of an individual, club or company meeting one of the requests mentioned under I.C.1-5.
No further trademark protection in the Internet ought to be established.