Testimony and Filings

Comments filed with the Government Advisory Committee on “The Protection of Geographic Names in the new gTLDs Process”


A proposal to require applicants to secure approval for new geographic area gTLDs would insert governments into the operation of ICANN in an unprecedented way. Granting governments a veto power over a potentially large class of new gTLDs would politicize the domain name system and is inconsistent with the market-oriented approach that allocates TLDs to their most highly valued uses.