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  • To: "comments-closed-generic-05feb13@xxxxxxxxx" <comments-closed-generic-05feb13@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: .cloud TLD
  • From: Andrew Buss <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2013 18:46:19 +0000

To whom this concerns,

I'm writing as an independent industry analyst covering the computing and 
communications industries. I wish to register my comments opposing the 
allocation of generic TLDs such as .cloud and .security to individual 
companies. This risks defeating the objective of these TLDs – to uniquely 
identify a company through a single registration, not to grant them an 
effective and sanctioned monopoly on a term that is already in broad usage. 
Given the potential rights on offer, the allocation of TLDs should ideally 
follow the same type of process and rigour that registered trademarks have to 
pass in order to be granted. If this is not done, it risks granting de-facto 
monopolies to companies with the most money and providing an anti-competitive 
platform in what should be an open and free system.


Andrew Buss

Service Director

Freeform Dynamics

Phone:  +44 7549 935 312

Email:  andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Skype:  andy_buss

twitter:  @ambuss

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