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RE: [gnso-irtp-b-jun09] RE: For review - IRTP Part B Public Comment Announcement

  • To: "James M. Bladel" <jbladel@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [gnso-irtp-b-jun09] RE: For review - IRTP Part B Public Comment Announcement
  • From: "Michele Neylon :: Blacknight" <michele@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 16:00:14 +0100


With all due respect while including a link to a glossary may help it doesn't 
really address the core issue. It merely sidesteps it.

While a "call for comments" may need to use precise technical and / or legal 
terminology and jargon in its body, I strongly feel that a more accessible 
introductory text may go a long way to helping us, as a group, get input from 
the real public.

In English speaking countries we read the text from left to right and from top 
to bottom. So we will not, in general, read beyond the first few lines if we 
aren't obligated to do so. 

For example, only last week Out-law.com published an article entitled: "ICANN 
may help owners recover domain names after expiry". Anyone reading that title 
would assume that ICANN was going to be doing something in that area, whereas 
it actually referred to another public comment period. So how did a publication 
like Out-law.com end up with that perception? Presumably they only had access 
to the information on the ICANN website and more specifically the call for 
comments as published there (for the PEDNR WG). 



Mr Michele Neylon
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