[gnso-rpm-wg] 99%+ reduction in sunrise utilization rate per TLD supports EFF call for elimination of sunrise

George Kirikos icann at leap.com
Thu Aug 10 17:44:09 UTC 2017


Costs of a sunrise also scale as you increase the number of gTLDs. Are
new gTLD registries paying on a per domain name (variable cost per
domain name) only? Or are there fixed costs too? Are sunrise periods
(which delay launch of GA) shorter, if there are more TLDs? Or are
they fixed in length? Are there equal amounts of "good" domain names
in those new gTLDs, or are the gamed sunrise domains representing a
higher proportion of the "good" ones, as one scales?

If 1,000,000 new gTLDs are launched, clearly any sunrise period is
*pointless*, as TM holders are going to focus nearly entirely on
*curative rights.* That was my point --- they're *already* doing that,
shifting to curative rights, by decreasing their usage of sunrise
periods. Thus, the costs of eliminating sunrise period are lower,
because of that reduced usage (or, in other words, the benefits of
retaining that sunrise period are low).

That's why it's time to sunset/eliminate the sunrise period mandate --
it outlived its usefulness as a tool, as the numbers show. It's only
there to "shear the sheep", so to speak (i.e. soak TM holders who are
highly risk averse, and don't know any better; i.e. bad insurance,
like the folks who buy those electronics "Extended Warranties").

As for those 1,000,000 new gTLDs, realize that if sunrise was
eliminated, there'd also be 1,000,000 landrushes --- any brandholder
that had coveted a name could still get it, on an equal playing field
with everyone else, instead of jumping ahead of the line.


George Kirikos

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 1:24 PM, claudio di gangi <ipcdigangi at gmail.com> wrote:
> George,
> I'm going to use an extreme example to illustrate my point.
> If 1,000,000 new gTLDs are launched in the next round, how many Sunrise
> registrations do think there should be order to reach the "success"
> threshold?
> Best,
> Claudio
> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 12:50 PM George Kirikos <icann at leap.com> wrote:
>> Hi again,
>> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 12:44 PM, George Kirikos <icann at leap.com> wrote:
>> >with stats propped up with high counts of sub-$1
>> > registrations, or even domains that are stuffed into the accounts of
>> > registrants of other TLDs (e.g. .xxx with NSI, or .kiwi).
>> Sorry, that was a typo. It should have been .XYZ with NSI, of course,
>> not .XXX, e.g.
>> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140605.htm
>> Sincerely,
>> George Kirikos
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