unqualified domains, was ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Mark Andrews marka at isc.org
Mon Jun 20 04:39:59 UTC 2011

In message <1BC921A3-C4CD-4FFF-9AE5-49C1218D5191 at virtualized.org>, David Conrad
> On Jun 19, 2011, at 5:46 PM, Mark Andrews wrote:
> >> I would guess that most of these are going to be purchased simply to
> >> prevent someone else from getting them
> > I would agree with this part.
> I suspect you underestimate the desires and power of marketing folks at =
> larger organizations.
> > Adding gtlds and opening up the root to brands effectively requires
> > TM holders to register/bid to protect their TM rights. =20
> Not really.  You might want to search on "trademark" in =
> http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/rfp-clean-30may11-en.pdf.  =
> There has been a tremendous amount of traffic on that particular issue =
> and that is reflected in the Applicant Guidebook.
> > It will be even
> > more interesting if ICANN looses and has to roll back brand =
> delegations
> > it has made.
> Really, if you're going to opine on the disasters that will befall ICANN =
> as a result of the new gTLD program, you might want to actually read =
> what that program does and doesn't do.  Really.
> Regards,
> -drc

I'm curious how anyone that has not signed a agreement with ICANN
can be bound to anything in any applicant guide book.  Also
rfp-clean-30may11-en.pdf basically deals with <tm>.<gtld>. on a
brief skimming not <tm> or is ICANN going to have a sunrise period
for "."?

Mark Andrews, ISC
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