From:           Government Communications Security Bureau, Grant Fletcher, Deputy Director Information Assurance and Cyber Security
Received:    Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on this proposal. In general, the GCSB has no concerns about the proposal and the policies described.

However, we would like to make a suggestion in relation to Competing Registrants, as described in Appendix B, paragraph 7.9 of the proposal document. The process would ideally take in to consideration a method of recognising a Competing Registrant who has a stronger claim to a domain by virtue of branding or strong association to the domain name.