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March 22, 2013

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Paul Hoffman

Your concern is warranted, but there is no way anyone (much less ICANN) can know which names are commonly used internally in enterprises that do not leak them out to the DNS roots. A significant number of applications for gTLDs are for geographic names; those names are also common host names in multi-location enterprises. Similarly, many enterprises name some hosts and devices by manufacturer; many of those manufacturers have asked for gTLDs for their brands.

This one is probably not solvable other than by exposing the issue in the deployed internet.

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