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RE: [gnso-vi-feb10] Board resolution on Vertical Integration

  • To: "Mike O'Connor" <mike@xxxxxxxxxx>, vertical integration wg <Gnso-vi-feb10@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [gnso-vi-feb10] Board resolution on Vertical Integration
  • From: "Neuman, Jeff" <Jeff.Neuman@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 09:40:05 -0400

While I truly respect the work that was done on that group, the realities of 
this group and the interests of the parties makes me highly skeptical that that 
the MAPO model could work here.  In the end, the group that worked on MAPO (or 
whatever the abbreviations were), I would venture to say had no member (or if 
there was, it was maybe 1 member) that was really looking to apply for a TLD 
that would in our minds of most reasonably people violate morality and public 
order. So in essence, everyone was really on or close to the same page.  Sure, 
some in the group believed government should be more involved, some believed 
less involved, but in the end, I believe most people believed that certain TLDs 
were probably not in the best interest of the space. Moreover, the decisions of 
that group, in the end had very little economic, financial or business impact 
on existing and new players, because even if there were a couple, there were 
not too many potential applicants that were worried that their string would be 
impacted by the outcome. 

Here, by contrast, there are a number of members of the WG that will be 
directly impacted economically, financially, competitively, etc. by the results 
of the WG.  And the impact could be great enough to put some existing players 
or potential applicants completely out of business.  

Forgive me for being a little skeptical, but what more do we think can be 
accomplished in the next couple of days that we have not already tried?  Its 
not as if this is the first immovable deadline we have had.

As always, I remain committed to the group.

Best regards, 

Jeffrey J. Neuman 
Neustar, Inc. / Vice President, Law & Policy

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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gnso-vi-feb10@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-gnso-vi-feb10@xxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Mike O'Connor
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2010 9:25 AM
To: vertical integration wg
Subject: Re: [gnso-vi-feb10] Board resolution on Vertical Integration

hi all,

i'm really curious how the MaPO group got that matrix of theirs pulled 
together.  i know there's a lot of overlap between our two groups.  can 
somebody who was in that group chime in with a quick summary of what the 
sequence of events was?  i'm hoping that might show us a way forward.



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