29 Oct '12, 11pm

#ICANN new gTLD applicant's group & registrar’s stakeholders group oppose new #RPMs for #newgTLDs #ICA #DOMAINS

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 predictability to contracted parties should be done after the gTLD program (with its agreed-upon RPMs) has been implemented and the effectiveness of the new RPMs can be evaluated. Additionally, we believe the additional RPMs circulated in Toronto represent a change to the policy and not the implementation of the TMCH....

Full article: http://internetcommerce.org/NTAG_RrSG_Oppose_RPMs

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