[At-Large] [lac-discuss-en] Vistaprint is abandoning .vista
bzs at theworld.com
bzs at theworld.com
Sun Jul 15 17:04:38 UTC 2018
Although perhaps implied in one of the categories you list I find it
interesting that "allowing trademark holders to operate under their
brand string where collisions exist" isn't in this short list.
If one raises that issue most everyone understands what or why that
might be important but it's rarely discussed beyond that.
I wonder why?
Why is the domain name sapce simultaneously so closely connected to
trademarks yet so disconnected from explicit policy beyond perhaps
TMCH (which works against any resolution), first come first served
(similar problem), and of course URS and other conflict resolution
mechanisms after the fact?
It seems to me it's the (silent) elephant in the room in these
On July 12, 2018 at 11:40 roberto_gaetano at hotmail.com (Roberto Gaetano) wrote:
> I don’t want to open a big can of worms, but there are substantial differences between applications. Some are in view of having a financial return, some for the promotion of a brand, some for the support of a community, some just to widen the access to the internet for people using different languages and scripts…. I don’t think that the current “one size fits all” approach of $185K+$25K/year is appropriate, but I also think that changing the figures but keeping the approach will be of any help for the community as a whole.
> PS: I keep LACRALO in cc, but my message is likely to be rejected because I am not a member thereof
> > On 12.07.2018, at 05:49, bzs at theworld.com wrote:
> > A major problem with nTLDs, including (and particularly) brand nTLDS,
> > is ICANN should have charged, and should going forward, millions for
> > them, not $185K+$25K/year.
> > And if any were deserving but not financially capable they could be
> > handled on a case by case basis. It's not like it's difficult to give
> > something away so let's not bog ourselves down in that.
> > I think $2.5M for a new gTLD and $5M for a brand TLD sounds pretty
> > reasonable, and $100K/$250K/year, maybe more.
> > To quote a recent note here it's not much for a Fortune 500 company.
> > --
> > -Barry Shein
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