MarkMonitor - Detailed Comments on Module 5
MarkMonitor is pleased to submit the following detailed comments regarding Module 5 of the Draft Applicant Guidebook. Section 5.4.1 - What is Expected of a Registry Operator While it certainly makes sense that community-based TLDs are required to maintain self prescribed policies and procedures, we also believe that the Mission / Purpose as described in Standard Applications should be used to determine ongoing Registry eligibility. For example, if an applicant states that the purpose of a particular Standard TLD is to make it publicly available, but then keeps it for its own internal use, under the existing Terms and Conditions there is no recourse unless intellectual property rights are infringed. In order for meaningful objections to be raised to applications, objectors must understand how the TLD is to be used, and the objectors need to know that the self prescribed use will not change over time.