Bulgaria needs an objection mechanism in the fast-track!
Hello, Bulgaria really needs to be able to object somehow the DNS panel`s rejection of its IDN cctld. Ask yourselves - an objection mechanism exists in every administrative procedure, or in courts around the world. Why ICANN to be any different that the rest? Bulgaria didn`t have the right to defend its idea for an IDN cctld - the panel just said "no" - and that was all - a one way decision. How will you feel if you are not given the right to object a court decision which is againts you, and you know that you are right? Bulgarian people feel like this. Also, the DNS panel`s criteria, used to evaluate the domains should be made public. Now, with all this anonymity, people in Bulgaria believe that the panel didn`t review carefully the request , and didn`t explore all options. How do you react when you read this - "We therefore apply a very conservative standard in our assessment of applied-for strings that consist of two Greek, Cyrillic, or Latin characters, including a default presumption of confusability to which exceptions may be made in specific cases. "? A 'default presumption"? Where is the criteria here? (Sorry for making this public, but parts of the DNS panel report circulate freely in Bulgarian mailing lists, so should be correct.) Yours, Petko Bulgarian IT Users WG