Closed Generic Top Level Domains
[cid:image004.jpg@01CE179E.671D7B20] 230 Alder St. Sudbury, ON. P3C 4J2 March 2, 2013 Dr. David Crocker, Chairman of the Board Mr. Fadi Chehade', President & CEO Mr. Cherine Chalaby, Chair of the New gTLD Committee Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 12025 Waterfront Drive, Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90094 We have great concern with "Closed" Top Level Domains. We strongly believe that this will be harmful to the public good and will be anti-competitive. The public when searching on the internet want choices and options not just the products or services of a single company. A closed generic domain is not in the public interest. If ICANN permits any company to possess a "closed domain" - as an example Symantec (a computer company) to use ".security" then the security and alarm industry could be lost. Generic words cannot and should not be owned for the exclusive use of one company. Therefore, we believe a closed generic application are anticompetitive and we request that ICANN require applicants for closed generic TLDs to either open the TLD or withdraw for a full refund. Regards Mike Shantz [cid:image003.jpg@01CE179D.7EAAA520] Mike Shantz VP Operations Cam-X Gold Site Certified 16 Year Diamond Award of Excellence Winner Direct Line (705) 669-2750 or (800) 461-3317 Find out more about us at http://www.Northern911.com<http://www.northern911.com/> CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail and any attachments are confidential and may be protected by legal privilege. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of this e-mail or any attachment is prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify us immediately by returning it to the sender and delete this and all attachments from your system. It is the responsibility of the recipient to ensure that this message and any attachments are virus free. Thank you for your cooperation.