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Laurent, thanks for this information. </div>
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For those who don't know him well, in my view, Laurent is a serious technical expert at ICANN we can ask for more information. </div>
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I wondered, Laurent, if you might give us a few paragraphs about what managing blockchain domain names means? </div>
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I confess, I was either confused, or bemused.</div>
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but expect we need to understand! </div>
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<div id="divRplyFwdMsg" dir="ltr"><font face="Calibri, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size:11pt"><b>From:</b> Laurent Ferrali <laurent.ferrali@icann.org><br>
<b>Sent:</b> Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:10 AM<br>
<b>To:</b> Marilyn Cade <marilynscade@hotmail.com><br>
<b>Cc:</b> Jim Prendergast <jim@galwaysg.com>; Nigel Hickson <nigel.hickson@icann.org>; ccwg <ccwg-internet-governance@icann.org><br>
<b>Subject:</b> Re: [ccwg-internet-governance] Proposal to be discussed on Thursday Aug 29 in the ITU SG-17</font>
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<div>I just want to flag that in the meantime Alibaba <span style="background-color:rgba(255,255,255,0)">has recently filed several patent applications about managing blockchain domain names , with the EUPIO (Europe), United States Patent and Trademark Office
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Le 29 août 2019 à 12:46, Marilyn Cade <<a href="mailto:marilynscade@hotmail.com">marilynscade@hotmail.com</a>> a écrit :<br>
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I think this is indeed of concern, Jim. Thanks for forwarding it to the group. </div>
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I believe that ICANN participants in SG-17, but I am not sure if the RIRs /Root Server Operators are presently involved. </div>
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Notice how limited the author list is. </div>
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<div id="x_divRplyFwdMsg" dir="ltr"><font face="Calibri, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size:11pt"><b>From:</b> ccwg-internet-governance <<a href="mailto:ccwg-internet-governance-bounces@icann.org">ccwg-internet-governance-bounces@icann.org</a>> on
 behalf of Jim Prendergast <<a href="mailto:jim@GALWAYSG.COM">jim@GALWAYSG.COM</a>><br>
<b>Sent:</b> Wednesday, August 28, 2019 11:46 AM<br>
<b>To:</b> Nigel Hickson <<a href="mailto:nigel.hickson@icann.org">nigel.hickson@icann.org</a>>; ccwg <<a href="mailto:ccwg-internet-governance@icann.org">ccwg-internet-governance@icann.org</a>><br>
<b>Subject:</b> [ccwg-internet-governance] Proposal to be discussed on Thursday Aug 29 in the ITU SG-17</font>
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