[ga] Application Comment Details - EARTH (Interlink)
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- Subject: [ga] Application Comment Details - EARTH (Interlink)
- From: "John Palmer" <jpalmer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 23:20:59 -0500
Name: John Palmer
Affiliation: American Webmasters, Inc
Applicant: Interlink Co., Ltd.
Application ID: 1-901-26957
Panel/Objection Ground: Legal Rights Objection Ground
Subject: TLD EARTH is already in use
Comment Submission Date:16 August 2012 at 19:07:33 UTC
Comment:The TLD ".EARTH" is an existing TLD which is the property of American Webmasters, Inc / dba AGN Domain Name Service, Inc, a
We have been operating this TLD since 1995 when we claimed it from IANA (Dr. Jon Postel). This is documented in the book _Ruling the
Root_ by Milton L. Mueller and the records of IANA.
ADNS has been operating this as a LIVE TLD in the INS since 1995. It is considered an internet directory and is protected by
Any attempt to assign this TLD to someone else constitutes larceny by conversion and will be met with litigation and or criminal
prosecution of all parties involved, including ICANN and the applicant.