Regional Initiative in the New gTLD Process
- To: "6gtld-evaluation@xxxxxxxxx" <6gtld-evaluation@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Regional Initiative in the New gTLD Process
- From: "Choon Sai LIM (IDA)" <LIM_Choon_Sai@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 16:19:35 +0800
We write in support of the comments from Edmon Chung, Baasansuren Burmaa, Kenny
Huang and Hiro Hotta.
The current version of the Applicant Guidebook (Module 2 Para 18.104.22.168.2) states
that an applicant for a regional TLD needs to garner documentation of support
from at least 60% of the respective national governments in the region.
We are of the view that an arbitrary figure of 60% is not practical nor
feasible for implementation as:
i) Most government agencies and/or statutory boards need to maintain
impartiality and will find it difficult to provide a written statement of
support to a private commercial entity in such a situation, even if these
governments agencies and/or statutory boards in essence do not object to the
ii) One region may be home to numerous different languages and cultures,
with one country's official language differing from another's. It is unfair and
inappropriate to ask for a government to support an application for a language
that is not analogous to its own official language.
LIM Choon Sai