We already know that there is a list of Trademarks which applied for their own domain name extension but the case of the ".商标" TLD is for Trademarks in general: ".商标" means "Trademark" in Chinese. In simple words, it means that a www.yourbrand.商标 could be registered and in even more simple words, it means that a www.yourbrand.TRADEMARK could be registered in Chinese language.
- What would have happened if an applicant had come with a ".TRADEMARK" new gTLD application?
- Would it have gone through naturally with so few public comments?
- Would Law Firms have let this happen without saying anything?
- What about the International Trademark Association (INTA): would it have let this happen?
- There is still a language problem with ICANN because I am certain this application would have been contested if someone had come with the same application in English.
- As this ex ICANN Board Member states in this video, this should be a profitable TLD since the ICANN new gTLD program is a way for Registrars and Registries to make money (at least that what she said in 2012).
- If the .商标 went through on the first Round of the ICNAN new gTLD program, why wouldn't the English (and/or French) version of the string do the same in Round 2?