11 May '11, 12am

The ICA Files Its Comment To The .Net Contract, As IP Groups Push For URS To

The imposition of URS on .Net is not a trivial technical detail of the proposed contract but a major policy change for one of the leading gTLDs. According to VeriSign’s February 2011 Domain Industry Brief (http://verisigninc.com/assets/domain-name-report-feb-2011.pdf ), .Net is the third largest TLD overall (trailing only .Com and .De) and the second largest gTLD. It is our further information that approximately 13.6 domains were registered at .Net as of the end of 2010, and it is almost certain that the total number of .Net registrations has increased since then. In other words, the total number of domain registrations at .Net probably exceeds any reasonable estimate of the combined total registration at all new gTLDs over the next several years. It is fundamentally unfair to impose the possibility of URS actions on .Net registrants absent additional policy development wo...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2011/05/10/the-ica-files-its-co...

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