ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Sat Jun 18 00:37:11 UTC 2011

----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Conrad" <drc at virtualized.org>

> "Finally, because pancakes are calling, the very complainants of
> squatting and defensive registration (the 1Q million-in-revenue every
> applicant for an "open", now "standard" registry places in its
> bizplan), the Intellectual Property Stakeholder Group is also an
> advocate for trademark TLDs, arguing that possession of $fee and a
> registry platform contract (there is now a niche industry of boutique
> ".brand" operators-in-waiting) and a $bond establishes an absolute
> right to a label in the IANA root.
> So, rather than memorizing the digits of Pi, for some later public
> recitation, one could start reciting brand names, for some later
> public recitation, for as long as there is a single unified root."
> See http://mailman.nanog.org/pipermail/nanog/2011-March/034692.html
> for full context.

That's an *amazingly* oblique and de minimis reference to the topic on
point, couched in Eric's usually opaque language, and buried in a thread
I'd long since stopped paying attention to by that point; my apologies
to you for not having seen it, since you seem to feel that's material.

-- jr 'I wouldn't call it a datapoint, though' a
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