How ICANN could get out of the situation with the Bulgarian IDN ccTLD fast-track application?
Dear All, I might catch the last train with that comment, but I really think that ICANN should make a little effort to be able to get out of the situation with the Bulgarian candidature with a favorable solution for all parties. Let's look at the arguments of the panel that rejected the Bulgarian candidature. The proposed combination .бг was too close to existing domains and may cause danger to the stability of the Internet. So for many years there are domains like .lt and .it Won`t they also create any problems? Why should Lithuania or Italy be more important than Bulgaria, that can not get it`s domain? Is not this a discrimination? I thought ICANN is making the IDN ccTLDs available to all countiries, in order to make everybody equal and give equal access to Internet to everybody. But now I see that some of the countries (with latin scripts) are "more equal" than the others. I guess that wiser people than me have given their suggestions in the previous comments on the minimum necessary safeguards to reduce anxiety among certain people. I urge ICANN to review the Bulgarian request and issue a decision approving the domain .бг because the situation is getting really ridiculous. People are frustrated that their so long awaited domain remains a mirage and begin to start suggestions that all Bulgarians must give up the domain in Cyrillic or create a local version of it. Please realise that waiting for the regular track to get the domain is not an option to Bulgaria. With my highest respect, Ivo Genov