19 Jan '14, 3pm

ICANN BC Committee Tells ICANN Not To Allow Singular & Plurals Strings (Again)

We urge you to take immediate action to avoid the significant problems of allowing both singular and plural forms of the same TLD string. Fortunately, the ICANN Board has just created a precedent for taking a “second look” at string confusion decisions, as we explain below. First, consider the obvious problem of allowing a single travel company to control .hotels while another applicant had met Community priority for the .hotel TLD – a result that would discredit the Community Priority program that all of us at ICANN supported. Another troubling example is to allow both .car and .cars TLDs, since registrants and users would likely be confused as to which domain they heard in an advertisement. The .car / .cars situation is especially problematic since conflicting decisions by the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) undermine the credibility of ICANN’s gTLD pr...

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