unqualified domains, was ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Robert Bonomi bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Mon Jun 20 12:04:40 CDT 2011


> From nanog-bounces+bonomi=mail.r-bonomi.com at nanog.org  Mon Jun 20 00:15:32 2011
> To: David Conrad <drc at virtualized.org>
> From: Mark Andrews <marka at isc.org>
> Subject: Re: unqualified domains, was ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs
> Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:14:49 +1000
> Cc: NANOG list <nanog at nanog.org>
>
>
> 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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