RE: [gnso-vi-feb10] Tacit assumptions?
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- Subject: RE: [gnso-vi-feb10] Tacit assumptions?
- From: "Thomas Barrett - EnCirca" <tbarrett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2010 19:06:26 -0400
> Aren't we forgetting something?...
The Single Registrant category of registries is pretty diverse and has been
back-burnered for now....right?
There is a lot of talk about whether vertical separation is a burden for
.mytinycommunity. My sense is that there will be a lots of these but none
will ever come rival the size of .info or .biz. Many will benefit from
The elephants in the room aren't yet participating in this Working Group (at
least not directly..their unidentified consultants may be pretty active)...
These are .mybigbrand.
there are numerous possible .mybigbrand's that ALREADY manage namespaces
much bigger than all of .com's 75 million registrants. I'm talking about
Microsoft (500 million Live users), Twitter (100 million users), Google (???
millions), eBay(??? millions), Amazon (??? millions), Yahoo (??? millions),
Apple (??? millions)...
None of these private namespace elephants incur the cost of the ICANN
oversight today, including rights protection mechanisms, whois, data escrow,
registrar support, taxes..
Does any one want to discuss, or speculate, how these new elephantine
entrants will play on the same ICANN field without trampling everybody else?
From: owner-gnso-vi-feb10@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-gnso-vi-feb10@xxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Roberto Gaetano
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2010 11:33 AM
Subject: [gnso-vi-feb10] Tacit assumptions?
I am wondering whether we are not tacitly assuming things that are not
I keep hearing that the new gTLDs, as small startups, will be in a very weak
commercial position and not be ableto influence the market.
This might well be true, as the examples given show for the past, but I
wonder whether we are not constraining our framework to the current
situation and making assumptions on the fance that the future will look like
Let me give you an example.
The majority of the traffic in the list talks about the case of
.MyTinyCommunity, or .MyBigBrand. It might be well true that this will be
the vast majority of the proposed new gTLDs, but are we taking into account
the fact that the rules and policy have to be applied for *all* new gTLDs
equally? Aren't we forgetting something?
It might be because we have chosen conference call times that are
prohibitive, for instance, for members residing in East Asia, or also
because East Asian cultures are less assertive than Americans and Europeans,
that dominate this list, but do not people think that we have elephants in
the room like a possible .com in chinese characters? Wouldn't that TLD have
potentially huge registrations in fairly short time? Wouldn't that TLD be
operated in a completely different way than a niche TLD? Wouldn't the amount
of money on the table in that case be an incentive for "creative" behaviours
that might bend completely the rules and policies we want to establish, if
these rules are not strong enough and with enough safeguards?
I am under the impression that we tacitly think that IDNs will remain
limited to the "fast track", country-related IDN TLDs. This is not true. Or,
at least, not necessarily true.
Or am I missing something?