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  • To: "eoi-new-gtlds@xxxxxxxxx" <eoi-new-gtlds@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: EOI's
  • From: Matt Wills <matthewewills@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 09:37:24 -0800 (PST)

Dear Members of ICANN,

I support the new expressions of interest, and would like to focus on a 
specific question asked by ICANN on their page that discusses the proposed 
program (http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-11nov09-en.htm), namely 
“How do we ensure that participation in the EOI accurately represents the level 
of interest?”. I’m frankly baffled that ICANN is still unsure of the level of 
interest in new TLDs given the enormous number of declarations of intent to 
apply for specific new TLDs, not to mention the level of participation in 
ICANN-sponsored forums dedicated to the subject. There is clearly a very high 
level of interest in new TLDs. This interest may be due to a variety of reasons 
(interest in representing a geographic community online, interest in a new 
class of service using the DNS, or simply the profit motive), but I find it 
hard to believe that anyone can deny the significant level of interest in new 


Matthew Wills
Business Owner, Lexington, Kentucky

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