Request for Reconsideration
From: Russ Smith [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2000 10:43 PM
To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Krose@Ntia. Doc. Gov; Becky Burr; email@example.com
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; Louis Touton; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: RE: reconsideration request/DOC complaint
I wish to amend the reconsideration to clarify the harm that will be caused if the domain revocations are completed:
-ICANN/DOC will cause a loss of profit to several businesses (registrars) as
well as several domain holders.
-Domain holders were not given enough time to fully understand and research the complicated domain name issues. Some of the domain name holders I contacted barely understood the issues when I tried to explain them and clearly do not have a full understanding of the situation. Others are outside the US and would be unable to review the applicable laws in such a short period of time.
-ICANN/DOC will interfere with the use of trademarks owned by the Consumer Information Organization and possibly others.
-ICANN/DOC will interfere with the First Amendments Rights of domain holders. Domains have a unique characteristic in expressing an opinion that is difficult to duplicate in other ways (i.e. aol-.com <=> "AOL minus"). This unique characteristic is highlighted by the large values placed on domain names (i.e. business.com, drugs.com, etc.).
-ICANN/DOC will restrict commerce by instituting arcane rules developed long before the Internet was developed. -use of the domains will not cause ant technical problems