05 Dec '13, 9pm

"Cloud" is not a community, new TLD panelist rules

Group’s definition of “cloud community” is too broad. Cloud Industry Forum Limited has lost its community objections against three applications for the .cloud top level domain name. The objections were filed against the three applicants who planned to keep their .cloud registries closed to registrations: Google, Amazon.com, and Symantec. Panelist Stephen L. Drymer ruled that the community Cloud Industry Forum claimed in the objection is not “clearly delineated.” The trade group refereed to the community in question as the “cloud computing industry,” and then listed 13 examples of participants. They range from hosting providers to lawyers specializing in the field to entities that represent end-users. Drymer determined that’s not a clearly delineated community: “With respect, what Objector is proposing here is effectively a community of virtually anyone and everyone – indiv...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2013/12/05/cloud-is-not-a-commu...

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