about Regional Initiatives in the New gTLD Process
- To: 6gtld-evaluation@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: about Regional Initiatives in the New gTLD Process
- From: HiroHOTTA <hotta@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 01:32:33 +0900
I am supportive of Edmon Chung's comments as in
comments from Baasansuren Burmaa and Kenny Huang.
My specific comments follow :
"184.108.40.206.2 Geographic Names Requiring Government Support" in
Module 2 says that "documentation of support will be required
from at least 60% of the respective national governments in the
This requirement is very difficult to achieve or in some cases
irrelevant due to the following reasons :
- Governments have inclination not to write any documents to a
private company, especially about the topic they are not very
much interested in. This means many of the governments will
not send "no objection" document even if they have no objection.
- Especially for IDN TLDs, many governments will not be very
interested and it's unlikely that no objection document will
be written by such governments.
- Appropriateness of IDN TLDs cannot be decided by other
governments than those who use the characters of the specific
IDN TLD. For example, Japanese string TLD for .asia will not
interest other governments than Japanese one. Such governments
cannot decide the appropriateness of the Japanese TLD string,
and they will not write no objection document.