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Regional balance

  • To: drawing-prioritization@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Regional balance
  • From: Rubens Kuhl <rubensk@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:28:29 -0300

Lacking from Oct 10 2012 proposition to do batching and metering is regional 
balance. Regional balance has been described as a pillar of the program, and 
was present in the Digital Archery method. Lack of regional balance in the 
proposed methodology further diminishes ICANN international outreach, instead 
of adding to it. 

We fully endorse IDN priority (disclaimer: we have no IDN applications), but 
think that using regional round-robin (same methodology from Digital Archery) 
to prioritize both IDN applications and non-IDN applications contributes to the 
international outreach strategy. As far as we know there are no gTLDs based out 
out Africa or Latin America at current stage, as there are also no IDN gTLDs. 

Selecting the regional round-robin previously defined also lowers litigation 
risk to the process by increasing its likelihood with previously disclosed 

As a matter of fact, as the outcome of Digital Archery was going to be more 
random thank skill-based after all, the draw process is actually very similar 
to it. 

Rubens Kühl


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