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[ NNSquad ] ICANN New gTLD Committee Not Sure How To Handle Closed Generic Applications

ICANN New gTLD Committee Not Sure How To Handle Closed Generic Applications

http://j.mp/YAUNga  (The Domains)

   "It seems pretty clear that the New gTLD committee of ICANN doesn't
    know what they should do about what is fast becoming one of the
    biggest issues of the new gTLD program, applications for closed
    generic strings.  The issue generic strings like .App and .Music which
    were applied for by companies like Amazon, which would not allow any
    third party registrations, but rather keep the entire generic string
    for their own use.  The minutes of The Meeting of the New gTLD Program
    Committee of the ICANN Board of Directors which was held on 10 January
    2013 were just published yesterday.  On the issue of Closed Generic
    Strings, the minutes reflect that the committee and ICANN is split on
    what exactly to do with what has become a big problem for the new gTLD
    program.  Of course the ICANN Board could have avoided the entire
    problem had it included in the Guidebook a prohibition against any
    company operating a closed "generic" string (as opposed to a .Brand
    String) but ICANN did not prohibit this type of application and now
    that the applications are in and the money has been paid by the
    applicants its going to be one of the larger issues facing ICANN."

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The real issue is why ICANN plowed ahead when a crucial issue like this
was obvious.  Oh wait, I remember now: $$$.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
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