10 May '11, 11pm

Urgent: Now Intellectual Property Group Wants to Apply New Rights Protections to .Net

(After reading this article I recommend reading more details about what this means.) Earlier this week I wrote about how a draft version of the business constituency’s comments about VeriSign’s renewal of the .net contract requested that uniform rapid suspension be added to .net . Thankfully the business constituency didn’t include that provision in its final comments. But the Intellectual Property Constituency did : Once the post-launch rights protection mechanisms called for in the new gTLD registry agreements are up and running, .NET should be obligated to participate in them. Notably, .NET should be required to make the uniform rapid suspension (URS) system available as an efficient and expeditious method of dealing with clear-cut cases of abusive registrations in .NET. The renewal agreement should set forth a process for ICANN to specify the date upon which these obli...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2011/05/10/urgent-now-intellect...

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