[governance] [govenance] The domain name racket goes on

McTim dogwallah at gmail.com
Fri Sep 26 07:44:17 EDT 2014

On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 6:16 AM, parminder <parminder at itforchange.net> wrote:
> When, for instance, Amazon gets the ownership of .book (as their exclusive
> gtld not available to others) they can legitimately parade and publicize the
> term '.book' as their own as they please, and with extended use, not only
> will that make an extremely unfair association between the word 'book' and
> amazon's business in books in people's mind, in time, they may also claim
> trademark rights over the word, with some legitimate grounds behind them....
> Therefore, not only ICANN's legal regime is much worse that governmental
> regimes, it can and will be used to upstage the latter's good points..

Perhaps ParminderCAN tell us which words should be allowed instead of
which strings he objects to, and the rules under which they are
allowed, and who should be eligible to be the Registry Operator for
those strings.

We could call it the Parminder Applicant Guidebook or PAGB for short.

> What has become of ICANN is best represented in the email of resignation
> (http://mailman.apnic.net/mailing-lists/sig-policy/archive/2014/09/msg00049.html
> ) from the chair of one of  APNIC's policy groups which is linked below.
> What has been said of APNIC is just many more times truer of ICANN.... It is
> just that ICANN supported and fed groups are simply not willing enough to
> speak about the emperor's clothes.

Once again, your cluelessness shines thru.

The RIRs are NOT supported and fed by ICANN, in fact, the reverse is
true.  I too was a RIR Policy Working Group Chair and I realised that
during slow times (few or no policy proposals on the table) that
holding meetings was not a futile exercise, as having regular,
coordinated processes are essential to PDPs even when there are no
current policy proposals to discuss.

ICANN ALWAYS has policy proposals to discuss, in fact there are too
many to keep track of at the moment.

If you were really concerned about affecting change in this area,
ICANN folks are just now putting together a timetable for the next
round.  Now is not too early to get involved.


"A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A
route indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel

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