05 Feb '13, 2pm

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

Karen Lentz made a presentation to the Committee on the issue emerging on closed generic strings. Much of the discussion has focused on the Code of Conduct, which is part of the Registry Agreement that concerns nondiscriminatory access that registries are required to offer to registries regarding selling registrations in the TLDs. This is a separate issue from who is allowed to register a name in a TLD . There are certain applications identified where, because of the string applied for and what the applicant has said in the application about how they intend to use it, there’s a concern that the registration policy for domain names in the TLD is not appropriate. The Code of Conduct does not address eligibility requirements that a registry might have or who can register domain names. Under the current rules, there’s nothing that would prevent the use of closed generics, whic...

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