[ALAC] .post Agreement Amendment Request

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Wed Apr 11 04:31:17 UTC 2012

As I discovered when replying to Hong's comment, as far as I can 
find, there are no rules in the new gTLD Registry agreement about 
using non-CC TLDs at the second level. If anyone knows that I am 
wrong, please point me to the contract rule.

So (presuming no error on my part) if there were a .sport, edu.sport 
would be a valid registration.

Of course, old, new and prospective TLD registries (could attempt to 
get these 2nd level names during a sunrise-process I guess.


At 10/04/2012 05:23 PM, Carlton Samuels wrote:
>Um, well...seems to me that a partial removal of the current 
>restriction might be appropriate here. May even help 'em survive the 
>leaner times ahead.  And by default, add a little competition to the space.
>I can see my way to let 'em register, for example, jm.post.  I could 
>sell that  as a revenue-share opportunity or, as an extreme, 
>preparatory for the day when your plain old letter-handling post 
>office is no more.  Notice this position is presumed on ccTLD 
>cooperation.  Need collaborative work from the start to design and 
>agree the business process.
>Add .CAT to the list of those that might be considered....maybe.
>But right now I cannot see let 'em at .aero, .arpa, .museum, .com, 
>.biz etc.  Too gimmicky...and spammy.
>But I stand to be convinced.
>- Carlton
>Carlton A Samuels
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>On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 2:51 PM, Alan Greenberg 
><<mailto:alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> wrote:
>.post is asking to be allowed to use 2nd level domains which match
>all of the TLDs. I presume that their specific interest is to be
>allowed to use the ccTLDs, giving them roots such as:
>.au.post and so forth, although it would also include all of the
>gTLDs (presumably current and future). The current list is at
> >.post Agreement Amendment
> >
> >
> >
> >9 April 2012
> >
> >
> >Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 9 April 2012
> >Categories/Tags: Contracted Party Agreements
> >Purpose (Brief):
> >
> >ICANN is posting today for public comment the Universal Postal Union
> >(UPU) request to amend its Sponsorship TLD agreement to remove the
> >requirement to reserve the "previously-reserved IANA domain strings"
> >at the second level. This change in the agreement means that .post
> >would be allowed to register, for example, biz.post, com.post,
> >uk.post, etc. Comments may be submitted through 9 May 2012.
> >
> >You may access the Public Forum
> ><<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/post-amendment-2012-0 
> 9apr12-en.htm>http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/post-amendment-2012-09apr12-en.htm>here.
> >Public Comment Box Link:
> ><<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/post-amendment-2012-0 
> 9apr12-en.htm>http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/post-amendment-2012-09apr12-en.htm>http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/post-amendment-2012-09apr12-en.htm
> >
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