Supportive of Board's Approval of Guidebook and May 30 date - comment from CEO of DotGreen
Thank you for this opportunity to post comment on the new gTLD Application Guidebook: New TLDs will provide needed namespace for the growing and record numbers of people and websites joining the Internet. There are new TLD initiatives specifically designed to better serve people and communities who are not effectively being served now. The promise of choice and competition in the domain name space providing increased opportunity for businesses, Internet users and Non-profits is extremely beneficial and progressive! There are even new TLD initiatives whose business plans are designed not only to serve specific communities, but which will also benefit the greater and global public good – which may be referred to as Cause Based TLDs (cbTLD). While all new TLDs will clearly benefit Internet users, and the specific online communities they are designed for, *I would like to draw attention to the concept that Cause Based TLDs and their benefits can be very important to people around the world in ways beyond the Internet.* And because of this, I want to urge the ICANN Board and members of The GAC to avoid further delays, allow the innovation for the people to begin by acting on moving the new TLD process forward as soon as possible! Cause Based TLDs and the world are depending on your timely approval of the application process! I am grateful and thankful for the many industry experts including those in the ICANN community and members of the ICANN Board of Directors who now recognize the need as well as the multitude of benefits for the introduction of new TLDs. I would like to urge Chairman Peter Dengate Thrush, ICANN’s President/CEO Mr. Rod Beckstrom and the honorable ICANN Board to please recognize that cause based TLD initiatives and others are extremely time relevant to *all* people regardless of whether or not they are a member of the designated TLD community. Delaying the TLD process deprives and even harms people and economies. These are DotGreen’s requests to the Board: · Please do not allow any further delays to the processing of new TLDs which promise so many benefits to so many people. · Please approve the May 30, 2011 application window for new TLDs. · Please consider shortening the application window to 30 days – avoiding addition delay in delegations. · Please allow TLD applicants to include a contract with a registry services operator as a qualification/substitute for the current Instrument or Letter of Credit for continued registry operations of the TLD. · Please allow us to participate as soon as possible in this exciting historical event, ICANN’s new TLD application process leading to an introduction of innovative new TLDs for all people and the World Wide Web. Sincerely yours, Annalisa Roger Founder/CEO of DotGreen www.dotgreen.org Please consider the environment before printing this email. Thank you! Also: The information in this e-mail may be privileged, confidential, and protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, any dissemination, distribution, or copying is prohibited. If you think that you have received this e-mail in error, please e-mail the sender at director@xxxxxxxxxxxx and delete all copies.