27 Oct '12, 1am

Registrars Come Out Against Additional Rights Protections Policy Changes For New gTLD’s

In a letter sent by the Registrar Stakeholder Group to ICANN , today, the group has come out against making any additional changes to the Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPM) for trademark holders in the new gTLD’s. The letter was sent by the Chair of the Registrar Stakeholder Group Matt Serlin who wrote in part: “”We also understand various parties are advocating for the inclusion of additional Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs), in excess of what is currently in the Guidebook. We are extremely concerned about this development at such a late stage in the program. The community spent years developing and building consensus for the current set of new RPMs for new gTLDs, and these will represent a significant increase to what currently exist in today’s gTLDs. Any effort to revisit the discussion of RPMs – particularly outside policy development processes meant to provide pred...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2012/10/26/registrars-come-out-...

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