The criterion for DNSO membership proposed here is restrictive and therefore
easily attacked for not being in the spirit of inclusiveness that many,
including ICANN itself, champion. However, it may nevertheless be necessary in
order to counter the offensive of the trademark interests, whose proposals
uniformly exclude users from the DNSO. The following criterion, while not
excluding big business and the trademark organizations, limits their
participation in the DNSO and their ability to dominate DNS policy.
DNSO membership is open to any person who is the registrant of a second
domain name under the generic TLDs, or of a third level domain name under a
ccTLD whose second level domains are generic; or any person directly delegated
to represent such a person.