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

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Fri Aug 10 19:19:36 UTC 2012

> Let consider .bank (incidentally applied for, I purchased the popcorn
> already)

That's a good example of the sorts of problems the new gTLD process 
creates.  There are two applications, one from the Financial Services 
Roundtable, a trade association of large US banks, with the application 
fronted by ex-ICANN Craig Schwartz, and one from RadixRegistry which is 
existing registrar DirectI, fronted by Brijesh Harish Joshi (about whom I 
know nothing.)

They both doubtless plan to carefully qualify applicants and require 
security standards, blah blah.  But which one would you believe is more 
likely to continue to do so consistently over the next decade or two, even 
after the TLD misses its revenue forecasts by an order of magnitude?


John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
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