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Comments/questions on the Draw Proposal

  • To: "drawing-prioritization@xxxxxxxxx" <drawing-prioritization@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Comments/questions on the Draw Proposal
  • From: Jim Prendergast <jim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 02:39:45 -0500

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed Prioritization Draw.  
Most of the below comments are offered as a series of questions that I hope 
ICANN can answer to clarify key parts of the program for all applicants

1)      Are IDN applicants required to purchase a ticket and participate in the 

a.       If so - will IDN applications be considered in a separate Draw from 
all other applications?

b.    If an IDN applicant is NOT required to purchase a ticket and participate 
in the Draw and accordingly chooses to opt out of the Draw, is the IDN 
application placed: (i) at the end of the cue of all IDN applications; (ii) at 
the end of the cue for all applications; or (iii) according to some other 

2)      If an applicant chooses NOT to participate in the Draw, how is the 
order for that applicant's application determined? Does the answer change if 
the application is for an IDN?

3)      If an applicant has a low draw number but is NOT ready to proceed as 
quickly as others, what opportunities are there for the applicant to slow its  
application's progress?  My understanding from Kurt's presentation in Toronto 
is that applicants can schedule later for pre-delegation testing, contract 
negotiation and contract signing.  Please confirm.

a.       IF so-may IDN applicants who want to delay the process schedule 
pre-delegation testing, contract negotiation, etc. later than non-IDN 

b.      Are  there ways (other than via scheduling) that applicants can delay 
their progress?

c.       When does ICANN plan on announcing the date and location for the Draw? 
 Since is the Draw is being held in the United States, many draw participants 
will require visas and this is a time consuming process.  I suggest you make 
this determination as soon as possible with as much lead time as possible so 
applicants can make the necessary preparations.

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