Company one of few to suggest IRT timeline is OK.
Demand Media has been transparent about its desire to launch new top level domain names and to move the process along quickly. So it doesn’t come as any surprise that it wants ICANN to push forward through recommendations from the Implementation Recommendation Team (IRT) in a swift fashion.
Most began started their comments to IRT by complaining about a short (about 1 week) comment period for IRT’s drastic overhaul of trademark protection in domain names. Even Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA), which represents trademark interests, blasted ICANN with a press release titled “ICANN’s Poor Governance Disappoints CADNA“.
Demand Media, on the other hand, sees no problem with a rush job. In its comments to ICANN about the IRT’s recommendations, the company wrote:
We don’t believe the time frame for IRT deliberations is overly tight. Most, if not all, of the issues being raised now have been discussed for many years within ICANN.
You can see Demand Media’s comments here.