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Re: [wg-c-1] Preliminaries
At 13:15 1999-07-10 +0200, Petter Rindforth wrote:
Firstly, I believe that we all can agree that this committee
will not be able to solve and answer all questions raised until August 9,
Therefore, we will have to focus
on the most imporatnt issues
As to the questions
1. Should there be new generic Top Level Domains
YES, I believe that it is necessary to (over the time) increase the
numbers of gTLDs, both for technical reasons (as there are no official
sub-domains connected to the existing gTLDs) and in order to create new
alternatives for _honest_ business people to protect their identification
on the Net.
This is the initially most important question.
1a). If yes: How
This is a question that has to be solved when we now the answer on Q1.
Behind this question a lot of new questions arises such as Which
ones? Criteria? Criteria for registering? Open or Restricted? If
restricted - in what way? The demand for regional codes - yes or no?
All these questions has to be answered in a proffessional way.
The seven gTLDs recommended by IAHC seems rather closely
related - what are, in reality, the difference between .arts and ...rec?
Are not all web sites on the Internet "emphasizing activities
relating to the WWW" (.web)?
2. There are many problems to be solved before any new gTLDs
can be introduced. One very important issue is the creation of dispute
policy and the need to stop cybersquatting. I do not want to be part of a
system where trade mark owners will have to register in all new gTLDs
just to protect themselves from infringers.
We will not have the time to solve this with the current
timetable for this committee.
"When people agree with me I
always feel that I must be wrong"
/ Eva Frölich
NIC-SE, Box 5774, 114 87 Stockholm