15 Jan '13, 12am

DotGreen Suggests How ICANN Should Use Funds From Contention Auctions

In a letter sent to ICANN by Annalisa Roger the Founder and CEO of DotGreen Community which has applied for the .GREEN TLD, suggested that ICANN use the proceeds of an auction of a contention string to go back to the “communities of users” for that particular string. As a backdrop, according to the ICANN Guidebook for new gTLD’s , if applicants for a particular TLD or one found by ICANN to be similarly confusing and placed by ICANN into a contention set, cannot resolve the dispute over the string amongst themselves, by agreement or private auction, then the TLD or string goes to an ICANN auction. ICANN has not said what they plan to do with the windfall they would receive from over 200 potential auctions where there is more than one applicant. Ms. Roger suggests in the letter ICANN supports “a very simple idea that supports the concept of new gTLDs as new “communities of u...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2013/01/14/dotgreen-suggests-ho...

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