From: "John C. Mozena" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 3/12/98 2:29pm
Subject: Support the CORE plan
The Green Paper proposal is unacceptable. The U.S. Government should
support the CORE gTLD-MoU proposal.
Monopolistic control of a TLD or TLDs gave us the famously bad customer
service and database integrity of InterNIC. A shared registry of all
TLDs, with competing registrars, will allow the free market to improve
customer service, including accuracy of information added to the
In addition, attention needs to be paid to the need for WIPO-style
guidelines on domain name trademark infringement resolution, a subject
sorely ignored in the Green Paper.
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From: "Rich Robins, ESQ." <Rich@directorio.com.mx>
To: "NTIA" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 3/12/98 2:53pm
Subject: NTIA, let's NOT rush the creation of new GTLD's....
Amidst a recent spamming campaign from a new gtld registrar based in
Singapore, which calls for the rushed creation of the new GTLD's by April
of THIS year, we submit the comment that there are still very serious
problems with the existing new GTLD creation proposals. Haste makes waste
and we should reflect more before implementing a new system, because:
*If we REALLY want to make the internet more international, there really
shouldn't be as much of a rush to create new INTERNATIONAL gtld's when we
haven't even given many countries adequate chances to develop their own
domestic domain client bases. Mexico, for example, is a country of nearly
100 million people and yet I'd be surprised if they've managed to sell even
as many as five thousand (yes, 5,000) .com.mx domains by now. Who is going
to want to purchase more .com.mx domains or anything comparable under any
new country-wide scheme once we're flooded with the availability of
INTERNATIONAL domains like yourcompany.firm or yourbusiness.store? Even
the anticipated existence of these new international GTLD's has stifled at
least some sales opportunities for many countries NIC entities. It's not
Mexico's NIC's fault that they've managed to sell so few domains, either,
because http://www.nic.mx has always demonstrated REMARKABLE integrity and
efficiency for years now (as certified by yours truly, a U.S.-licensed
attorney on active status). Besides, if the creation of new gtld's is
really supposed to help make the internet more global, HOW is it that we've
apparently not even given a single country in Latin America (probably the
world's fastest growing region in the wake of the Asian fallout) the chance
to develop one single new GTLD registrar??? Problems like these should be
resolved before heeding to the Singapore registrar's self-interested
pressures to release the new gtld's next month. Besides....
*Some registrars (particularly the one in Singapore) have already tried
charging people vastly-inflated sums in exchange for higher positions on
their own particular domain acquisition lottery "pecking orders." As a
result, huge companies can go abroad and use registrars of dubious morals
like the one in Singapore to leverage their vast resources into
jeopardizing the very egalitarian nature that has made the 'net so
opportunity-enhancing for small businesses...small enterprises which are
clearly the very essence of modern world economic growth. Singapore's
registrar benefit$ from our already-demonstrated desire to make the
internet more international through quota-based allocations to various
registrars throughout the planet, but in a way that harms the global
cyber-community. It's understandable that this Singapore registrar is now
trying to pressure the USA, through global spam campaigns, into rushing the
new GTLD creation by hypocritical appeals to international concepts of
"liberty." Let's please not overlook the fact, however, that this same
Singapore registrar's own government allows virtually no room for dissent
that any 21st Century democratic and liberated global cyber-community would
presumably need and desire. Hopefully the NTIA won't succumb to potential
European pressures to rush new GTLD creation in the name of "equity,"
either, especially when one takes into account the disturbing fact that
many of those same Europeans continue to be obsessed with perpetuating
their own inherently INequitable monarchies.
If true international fairness, efficiency and freedom are to be achieved,
the whole pre-registration process needs to be greatly revamped, if not
started anew. It's also worth mentioning that many potential purchasers of
new GTLD's weren't even given notice of the possibilities of
pre-registering one of the new GTLD's until it was practically too late.
They'll nevertheless be charged money even for their inevitably
unsuccessful attempts to acquire worthwhile domains in the pending lottery
because some opportunistic international registrars are abusing their
privileges and charging even for inevitably UNsuccessful chances. What's a
gold mine for many new GTLD registrars is fool's gold for the
rapidly-growing global cyber-community....
Rich Robins, ESQ.
Texas Bar license #00789589
Jefferson Technologies, S.A. de C.V.
Londres 167, Suite 1-476; Mexico, D.F. 06600
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