16 May '11, 3pm

Oversee.net and ICA Blast ICANN on Domain Parking Mention in New TLD Guidebook

Equating domain parking with “social costs” should be struck from guidebook, organizations say. Both Oversee.net and Internet Commerce Association have sent strongly worded comments to ICANN regarding a new provision inserted in the latest new top level domain guidebook. As I wrote about in April , the latest guidebook asks applicants to answer: What operating rules will you adopt to eliminate or minimize social costs (e.g., time or financial resource costs, as well as various types of consumer vulnerabilities)? What other steps will you take to minimize negative consequences/costs imposed upon consumers? Applicants will have to answer the question “Will you impose any constraints on parked sites, or sites that offer only advertising?” In its comments, Oversee.net notes that “This evaluation criterion is not only opposite ICANN’s previous descriptions of domain name parkin...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2011/05/16/oversee-net-and-ica-...

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