Resubmission of comment
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Proposed Final Applicant Guidebook. The following comment was given at the microphone during the public comment session in Cartagena.
1. The Board decision to allow cross ownership was wise and will benefit the Internet community.
2. I would like to thank the members of the Rec6 WG and ICANN staff for their dedication and work in responding to the GAC concerns on Morality and Public Order objections. This working group superbly modeled the consensus building that makes ICANN successful. I hope the Board adopts their final recommendations.
3. Throughout the week in Cartagena, some IP constituents and GAC members expressed concern that they are not sure if the benefits of introducing new gTLDs outweigh the costs.
Rod Beckstrom opened the Cartagena meeting with a speech in which he said: "Opening up the namespace to New Generic Top Level Domains is intended to promote competition, innovation, and consumer choice."
The Colombian Minister of Technology said: "The opportunity to innovate on the internet will reduce poverty, create jobs, and, increase competition and safety."
Innovation lifts people out of poverty. Innovation not only creates jobs, it creates industries.New gTLDs will create jobs. Not only for registry operators and registrars, but for the increased demand for DNS services.
New gTLDs will create new jobs for domain hosting companies. New jobs for web site designers. New jobs for on line advertisers. New jobs for marketers. New jobs for customer support. New jobs for attorneys. New jobs for payment processing companies. New jobs for journalists. New jobs for software engineers. New jobs for server location facility operators. New jobs for factory workers that build hardware. All of these new jobs create competition.Finally, New gTLDs will bring more security to the internet through the requirement to utilize DNSSEC.
Please do not allow any further delay. Begin the communications period so people can get to work.
Elaine Pruis VP Client Services elaine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx +1 509 899 3161