[bc-gnso] Board letter to GNSO wrt IRT recommendations aka Fw: [council] Board request for GNSO input on specific trademark issues in the Draft Applicant Guidebook

George Kirikos icann at leap.com
Wed Oct 14 14:08:15 UTC 2009


On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 9:49 AM, Phil Corwin <pcorwin at butera-andrews.com> wrote:
> I found that when I go to ICANN's home page, click on new gTLDs, and then go
> here
> http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/gnso-consultations-reports-en.htm I
> am able to acces the staff reports on the IPC and URS. I have no idea why it
> works that way but not the other.

In the PDF link, while it *looks* identical to the true URL you
properly provided above, the actual link is to:


(notice all the "escaped" characters, %E2, etc.) We see those kinds of
links all the time in phishing. Leave it to ICANN staff to provide us
with a demonstration. :) [this is a reason why IDNs can be very
dangerous, as a URL might appear to be eBay, PayPal, HSBC, etc., but
in fact be a malevolent and different domain name]


George Kirikos

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