[At-Large] gTLD Review Group decisions regarding the comments by IT for Change, India

Dev Anand Teelucksingh admin at ttcsweb.org
Tue Sep 25 04:03:26 UTC 2012

Dear All,

The gTLD Review Group (gTLD RG ; https://community.icann.org/x/u7-bAQ)
received a comment from IT for Change, India on September 11 2012.

IT for Change, India's comment was not directed at a specific
application or applicant but was posted to the At-Large new gTLD
Applications Dashboard at
for comment.

The comment by IT for Change, India is that allowing generic words as
private TLDs  (i.e with single registrant, with no requirement to make
second level domain names available to the open market) is against the
public interest.

Because such a concept is outside the scope of any particular
applicant or application, the gTLD RG will not be submitting a comment
for the ALAC for possible submission to ICANN's new gTLD comment forum
before the close of the Application Comment Period on September 26

However, given the concept raised regarding generic words becoming
private TLDs 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 (new gTLD WG ;
https://community.icann.org/x/8Yoi) for discussion and possible policy
recommendations. We note that the issues referred to the new gTLD WG
from past comments received by the gTLD RG
(https://community.icann.org/display/newgtldrg/.book+_OG) have been
added to the new gTLD WG's agenda.

Kind Regards,

Dev Anand Teelucksingh
Chair, gTLD Review Group

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