RE: [bc-gnso] Vertical integration - Board says yes
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- Subject: RE: [bc-gnso] Vertical integration - Board says yes
- From: "Berry Cobb" <berrycobb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:17:46 -0800
I view the board resolution not as losing the debate, but more that we, the
BC, supported an outdated legacy position that did not recognize the
principles of an evolving marketplace. Having participated in the VI WG
with 3000+ emails and circular debates across the spectrum of proposals, my
initial position changed from that of the BC's to that of a Free Trade model
similar to the Board's resolution. If there are any "harms" that result
from the gTLD expansion, it will be tightly coupled to the quantity of gTLDs
delegated and not that of which VI/CO model a Registry operates under. 21
to 500+ is exponential growth no matter how you look at it. Many in the VI
group used the analogy of letting the Genie out of the bottle and that it
will be impossible to capture the Genie back. In this case, the Genie is
the quantity of TLDs delegated; all the while counter to recommendations of
a controlled release by the GNSO and Economic experts.
I will also say that the Board's resolution gives the BC a "BIG WIN" where
by companies that many of us represent are now freely allowed to innovate
within their own TLD and not take on the extra costs or burden of having to
register their own domains. Behind to Community based gTLD, I think the
most successful segment will be within the .BRAND gTLD arena or SRSU, SRMU
models referenced in the VI WG. This is a grand opportunity for the BC to
be a leader in showcasing and communicating these new ideas and innovation
on this global stage.
If the BC wishes to develop a position about the latest decision, I urge it
to include proactive language of support and that we welcome the
opportunities to contribute ideas to compliance, best practices, codes of
2011 will be exciting in deed! Enjoy Columbia for those that are going.
Infinity Portals LLC
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Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 2:05 AM
Subject: [bc-gnso] Vertical integration - Board says yes
Re Board resolution
It seems we have lost the debate.
Are the Board safeguards sufficient?
Should we work on a paper to make them explicit?