26 Sep '12, 5pm

eBay Support's Frank Schilling's Uniregsitry Trademark Rights Protection Mechanisms For New gTLD's

“Top Level Domain Holdings Limited (“TLDH”) should not receive any points for its Rights Protection Mechanisms response because its “transfer fees to mitigate abuse” will allow it to benefit financially from cybersquatting in the .STORE TLD. ” “Any benefit for TLDH from cybersquatting is completely inconsistent with and undermines ICANN’s requirement that all registry operators provide rights protection mechanisms.” “TLDH’s Executive Chairman Peter Dengate Thrush advised the Intellectual Property Constituency during a June 25 meeting that TLDH’s stated policy for the .STORE TLD to “charge registrants with a processing fee for transferring domains to another registrar or registrant” applies to all domains – even those recovered by the transferring party pursuant to a proceeding under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy or through legal action. TLDH’s policy requires trade...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2012/09/26/ebay-loves-frank-sch...

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