[At-Large] gTLD Review Group decisions regarding the comments on objection grounds on the ".book" application by Amazon EU s.a.r.l

Dev Anand Teelucksingh devtee at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 10:43:00 UTC 2012

Dear All,

The gTLD Review Group (gTLD RG ; https://community.icann.org/x/u7-bAQ)
received a comment on community objection grounds by InternetNZ, an
ALS in APRALO, on the application by Amazon EU S.A.R.L for the applied
for gTLD string "book" on July 26 2012.

InternetNZ's comment was posted to the At-Large new gTLD Applications
Dashboard Workspace at

Several comments from At-Large, including members of the gTLD RG were
received and posted on the wiki page at
including a condensed version of InternetNZ's comment by gTLD RG
members Eduardo Diaz and Yrjo Lansipuro.

The comments by InternetNZ and others raises concerns regarding the
availability of 2nd level domains under generic TLDs. Whether domains
under such proposed generic TLDs should be available or "open" to the
wider public or "closed" to the applicants applying for the proposed

Because such concepts are outside the scope of the application for
".book" by Amazon EU s.a.r.l, the gTLD RG on its conference call on
Monday August 6 2012 (https://community.icann.org/x/iAUeAg) decided
not to submit a comment on this application to the ALAC for possible
submission to ICANN's new gTLD comment forum before the close of the
Application Comment Period.

However, given the concepts raised regarding the availability of 2nd
level domains under gTLDs has policy implications that impacts
individual Internet end users, the gTLD RG recommends that the issues
raised be referred to the At-Large new gTLD Working Group
(https://community.icann.org/x/8Yoi) for discussion and possible
policy recommendations.

Kind Regards,

Dev Anand Teelucksingh
Chair, gTLD Review Group

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