10 Jul '18, 8pm

@thedomains I think we were pretty much on the same page at the time.

There’s another highly serious issue of potential consumer confusion – this one applies to some of the proposed closed gTLDs. That is, ownership of a closed gTLD may give the owner an undeserved and unearned status as a respected authority in that field, instant bought credibility, even possessing an implied endorsement by industry federations or the government (in the minds of consumers). Imagine exclusive ownership of all domains in strings like: Warranty.insurance Official.forex Health.food Education.game Hospital.store Pharma.med Share.markets Internet.security Priority.mail (US Postal Service is objecting to this one, since they own a mark on the term.) I hope the GAC has closely studied the comments on the ICANN closed generic forum. The following two excerpts illustrate this risk. The first refers to insurance and the second to finance and insurance, but the princip...

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