ICANN threatening acronyms and other desirable domain names

Canadian Domain investor, George Kirikos, has been following ICANN closely for more than a decade.

Often commenting on upcoming changes and proposals requesting public feedback, George Kirikos is able to ‘read between the lines‘ and identify more or less visible issues, and often raises awareness to them.


In an exchange that identified an issue with International Governmental Organizations (IGO) and International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGO) seeking special treatment from ICANN, Kirikos noted:

“As I’ve long warned, in ICANN’s rush to bring forth new gTLDs (which mostly profit ICANN insiders, registries, registrars, and wannabes), it has no hesitation in trampling the rights of domain name registrants in existing gTLDs like dot-com. This is demonstrated by an ICANN working group which is considering some profound policy changes surrounding “reserved names” that could put short and valuable domain names under extreme risk.”

That proposal was referenced in an ICANN post, and now the deadline for public feedback ends.

Kirikos noted:

“The deadline to submit comments on this controversial topic is today. Although, there will then be a “Reply Period” to allow people to respond to the comments of others.

I just submitted a supplemental comment today, opposing the creation of kangaroo courts that would be tilted in favour of IGOs and that would give them new rights that don’t exist in law in relation to so-called “protection” of their acronyms:  http://forum.icann.org/lists/comments-igo-ingo-crp-prelim-10mar14/msg00005.html

All the existing comments can be read at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/comments-igo-ingo-crp-prelim-10mar14/

and one can submit a new comment by using the email address at the top right of: http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/igo-ingo-crp-prelim-10mar14-en.htm

(ICANN will then send you an email requiring you to click a link to validate your comment, as an anti-spam measure, before it gets submitted to the public archives)”

With ICANN active lobbying the transition of Internet governance away from US government control, now it’s the time to peruse the special treatment that globalists are after, and to ensure that no loopholes will be left in place that might endanger consumer rights in the US.

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