can corporations be defined as a community?
To ICANN: On behalf of our corporate clients we kindly ask ICANN to clarify in the DAG, if applications for "dotBRAND" gTLDs will be accepted as community based applications. The current definition to us is somewhat vague in these regards: (DAG 3: page 26, Section 1-17:) "22.214.171.124 Definitions For purposes of this Applicant Guidebook, a communitybased gTLD is a gTLD that is operated for the benefit of a clearly delineated community. Designation or nondesignation of an application as community-based is entirely at the discretion of the applicant. Any applicant may designate its application as community-based; however, each applicant making this designation is asked to substantiate its status as representative of the community it names in the application." Say for instance, if a community is defined as the Holding company, - its subsidiaries (X % ownershop) - its agents - its dealers, - (maybe even its customers?) and if the policy were restricting registrations of this ".brand" to these defined members of the community, would ICANN (or the evaluation panelists) approve such an application? We Obviously realize you can always go for a standard application and restrict registration requirements, however, this clarity is important in the case that multiple corporations apply for the same string, as... ( From DAG3 Page 107 section 4-8:) " It should be noted that a qualified community application eliminates all directly contending standard applications, regardless of how well qualified the latter may be." So clarity on requirements for community definitions would be much appreciated. Thanks Best regards | Mit freundlichem Gruss, Jannik Skou Partner www.jannik.tel <http://www.jannik.tel/> Thomsen Trampedach GmbH Weissenrainstrasse 40 8707 Uetikon am See Switzerland T +45.2227 5696 F +41.860798319275 M js@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:js@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> W http://thomsentrampedach.com <http://thomsentrampedach.com/>