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Competition Bureau of Canada Investigating ICANN and New gTLDs

John Pecman, the Commissioner of Competition, yesterday advised that the Competition Bureau of Canada is reviewing the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and its administration of the domain name system. In a follow-up email, I was told that the Bureau is investigating ICANN “since they are poised to adopt a system that could potentially restrict competition by providing exclusive access to new generic top level domain names.”

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  1. Cira regulations are unfair competition
    In my optinion the Cira needs to be changed – the process how domain names can be registered – and who is entitled – presents an unfair competition.