[gtld-council] Pre application assessment
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- Subject: [gtld-council] Pre application assessment
- From: "Philip Sheppard" <philip.sheppard@xxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 09:59:57 +0200
Before we delete the wording in 2.2 on "public pre-evaluation hearings" can we
discussion on this.
I recall that we discussed and I thought all agreed that a "good idea in
principle" would be
that an applicant could check in advance in some way if his proposed string was
pass the string criteria evaluation. This would save time and money for
applicants and staff
reducing the evaluation of strings that would be finally rejected.
I agree that making this a public pre-evaluation hearing is beyond what we
discussed but it
seems an eminently sensible idea.
The ICANN department responsible for initial application evaluation would be
the right place
for a pre-application check.
The need for this to be public or a hearing is unnecessary. It should be
sufficient for the
ICANN staff department to be able to say:
"It seems possible that your proposed string would not meet the condition xxx".
This would merely warn an applicant of likely rejection but should not stop a
applicant if they wanted to go ahead anyway.
Any dissent on this way forward?