Public consultation reply form on the opening for registration of short

PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE REGISTRATION OF SHORT DOMAIN NAMES – March 25th 2013
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Public consultation reply form
on the opening for registration
of short domain names
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The various possible opening
procedures
1. Strict application of the "first come, first
served"
What do you think of opening the registration of domain names with one or two characters
according to "first come, first served" rule, without any other particular condition?
Your opinions and suggestions:
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2. The use of an auction system or special
pricing
Would you like the registration of domain names with one or two characters to be opened using an
auction system? And if so, what type of auction system would you prefer?
Or would you prefer for the opening to use a special pricing system? And if so, what pricing system
would you prefer?
In such cases, please note that Afnic would reverse the sums received to charities or to the future
Support Fund for the Development of the Internet.
Your opinions and suggestions:
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3. Registration request subject to a prior
examination of the applicant's motivations
Given the rarity of the domain names in question, we can reserve the allocation to applicants who
can prove sufficient grounds to grant their request. By “grounds” we mean the presentation of
projects planned for the use of the requested domain name.
If this were the case, should the registration of the domain name be subject to a prior examination
by Afnic of the applicant’s motivations?
Your opinions and suggestions:
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4. A two-step opening with a "sunrise period" *
4.1. What do you think of a two-step launch starting with a "sunrise period" allowing holders of
certain rights (to be defined below) to have priority in registering domain names, followed by an
opening based on the "first come, first served" rule?
Your opinions and suggestions:
* A "sunrise period" is a period during which applications for registration are exclusively reserved for certain types of
applicants (e.g. holders of trademarks) in order to prevent cybersquatting and the concomitant risks of litigation.
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4.2. The conditions for access to the "sunrise period"
The "sunrise period" may require the establishment of categories of rights, prioritization and access
rules.
4.2.a) Categories of rights
Should access to the "sunrise period" be reserved for:
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Holders of trademarks registered in France or Europe?
Territorial authorities?
Individuals whose domain name matches their surname?
Other?
Your opinions and suggestions:
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4.2.b) Prioritization
Should we divide the "sunrise period" into several phases in order to prioritize the different
categories of rights holders? And, if so, what order of priority do you suggest?
Your opinions and suggestions:
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Without prioritization
If all rights holders submit their application at the same time without any prioritization, which rule
can we use to allocate the domain name, a rule:
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Based on the "first come, first served"?
Based on an auction procedure?
Based on another system?
Your opinions and suggestions:
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4.2.c) Rules for accessing the "sunrise period"
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Should registrations for domain names be restricted to people who have a right that is
identical to the domain name requested*? Or that is virtually identical? Or that is only on
a part of the trademark, surname, company name etc.?
Your opinions and suggestions:
* Note that for a semi-figurative trademark on the verbal part of the trademark will be considered identical
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To avoid trademark filing solely for the purpose of having access to the sunrise, should we
only allow access to holders of trademarks registered before 09 July 2012, i.e. the date on
which Afnic made the commitment to open registration to short domain names?
Your opinions and suggestions:
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Should we limit the "sunrise period" to a period of three months in all? Or to one month for
each of the rights holders referred to above? Or use another system?
Your opinions and suggestions:
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Naming restrictions apllicable
to this opening
Naming restrictions serve to exclude the registration of domain names in order to protect certain
pre-existing rights and/or names or to prevent fraudulent practices.
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Should the opening of the registration of short domain names be accompanied by naming
restrictions?
Your opinions and suggestions:
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In the affirmative, should we exclude domain names incorporating:
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National extensions such as "fr.fr", "re.fr", "re.re", etc.? ?
The country codes from the ISO 3166 standard which represent approximately
37% of all possible combinations of two letters such as "de.fr", "es.fr", "gb.fr" etc.?
"co" second-level prefixes such as "co.fr", ".co.yt", "co.re", etc., to avoid the risk of
the combination by Internet users of commercial domain names of the
"companyname.co.fr" type with an official sub-domain managed by Afnic?
"RF" corresponding to the initials of the French Republic?
"CC, CG and CR" identified as the naming reserved for local and regional
authorities such as "cr-localauthorityname.fr"?
Your opinions and suggestions:
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Can you think of any other possible exclusions? If so, what are they?
Your opinions and suggestions:
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To conclude, after examining the project and answering the questions above, you may want to add
other ideas, comments or suggestions. To do so, please use the field below.
Your opinions and suggestions:
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Thank you for your time and for sharing your opinions and suggestions.
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