unqualified domains, was ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Mark Andrews marka at isc.org
Mon Jun 20 00:14:49 CDT 2011


In message <83163718-FA5B-47BA-BA50-67701ABD5601 at virtualized.org>, David Conrad
 writes:
> On Jun 19, 2011, at 6:39 PM, Mark Andrews wrote:
> > I'm curious how anyone that has not signed a agreement with ICANN
> > can be bound to anything in any applicant guide book. =20
> 
> In order to obtain a gTLD, you have to sign a contractual agreement with =
> ICANN.

David, you are missing the point.  The TM holder doesn't want the
gtld, they just want to protect their trademark.  The TM holder
doesn't have a contract with ICANN.  They do however have a legitimate
right to the name and want to spend $0 keeping the name out of
anybodys hands but theirs.  $187K is not longer a amount to be
sneezed at.

Mark

> > Also rfp-clean-30may11-en.pdf basically deals with <tm>.<gtld>.
> 
> You might want to re-read pretty much any part of that document (e.g., =
> the title).
> 
> Regards,
> -drc
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