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Re: [gtld-com] Re: [council] Comments from gTLD Constituency on Current gTLD Committee draft

Dear Jeff and Milton,

Yes, each language script is clearly distinctive and never confusing with 
different language script regardless of whether it is translation or 
transliteration. Additionally, the notion of "confusingly similar" is 
basically originated from trademark related things. Generic TLD is itself 
"generic" names which cannot be applied to any trademark regime. Why such 
generic names should be protected from "confusingly similar"? In different 
case, why .biz could be available together with .com?


Chun Eung Hwi

>>>> "Neuman, Jeff" <Jeff.Neuman@Neustar.us> 04/08/03 11:12PM >>>
>> We note that with respect to IDN generic top-level domains (i.e., 
>> IDN.IDN),ICANN should try to ensure that the ASCII translation of any 
>> new generic IDN top-level should not be confusingly similar an already 
>> existing generic ASCII top-level domain (also known as transliterations 
>> of existing names) so as to confuse net users.
> This is an important point, but it is also debatable. There is in fact no 
> perfect semantic correspondence between ascii-english and
> most other scripts. It is therefore not clear to me why, say, a
> Chinese-character TLD meaning "network" should not be available
> to a new Chinese applicant simply because a U.S. company already
> runs ".net". Nor is it obvious that most users (who are not readers of 
> both languages) would be confused by two such domains even if they are 
> transliterations. Most importantly, do we want to encourage the notion 
> that anyone who has, say, a .com domain must register their name in 
> transliterated form under a <chinese character> TLD roughly meaning 
> "company?"

Chun Eung Hwi
General Secretary, PeaceNet | phone:     (+82) 2-2166-2216
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Seoul, 158-600, Korea       | eMail:   ehchun@peacenet.or.kr

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