Concerning reliable timeline for gTLD-Applicants: Give it a chance to go now!
Ladies and Gentlemen, the development perspectives for many regional businesses, administrations and also private community-members which have been described in detail by initiatives like dotBERLIN and other regional initiatives in the last four years should not be hindered anymore: Give it a chance to go now! It is meanwhile well known and uncovered in detail and described in newspapers and expert-comments that there are very strong private interests supported by particular lobbies who continuously obstruct the gTLD application-process. These people do everything to disturb a positive decision. As long as the ICANN does not decide WHEN the process of application finally will be set up, severe damage will occur to all local business and community initiatives who have trusted in the ICANNs decision-process, which has been delayed now several times for not really transparent or convincing reasons. If the ICANN now - according the statement of Seoul - seriously does not setup a reliable timeline or even better open directly the way for the application, your organization might be seen and considered even close to these doubtful influencers. The public media ask already whether the ICANN is an independent organization acting according transparent rules and reliable conventions. All the University teachers I've talked to concerning the ICANNs Seoul-statement do believe, that the ICANN will lose credibility. What is right and evident for the public interests should no longer be kept in the fog of doubtful influences. We urge ICANN to proceed with the introduction of new gTLDs. Arguments on this topic have been articulated on plenty occasions by new gTLD prospects and other members of the ICANN community. Give the gTLD-Applicants a chance to go now! Markus Erbach Identity Consultant for Companies and Institutions Teaching in several Universities - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Markus Erbach Identity Consultant - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dipl.- Kommunikationswirt Dipl.- Designer Neue Kulmer Str. 1 10827 Berlin Tel.: 030 - 78 70 24 03 Mobil: 0171 - 86 38 474 <mailto:me@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> me@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <http://www.markuserbach.de> www.markuserbach.de - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -