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[soac-newgtldapsup-wg] WT-2 who/what

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  • Subject: [soac-newgtldapsup-wg] WT-2 who/what
  • From: Elaine Pruis <elaine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 10:18:52 -0700

Some questions on what type of applicant might qualify for support/ reduced fees.

-Is it ok if the applicant only serves a very small part of the public?
-Would the applicant need to demonstrate demand for the TLD? If so, what is the threshold? For example, is a projection of 10k registrations enough to consider it "viable"? -Does theTLD have to be a worthy cause in order to qualify for support, does it need to benefit society or make the world a better place?

As far as what type of support, we've identified:
financial-fee reduction/subsidization
infrastructure-IPV6 compatible hardware/networks
education-DNSSEC implementation
translation of relevant documents
assistance with writing and through the application process
extended outreach to potential applicants-to make them aware of the opportunity and to allow them extra time What about a waiver of some of the obviously challenging to developing states technical requirements-IPV6, DNSSEC, uptime requirements... Or do we dismiss the concept of a self-run registry and instead stick to the idea that disadvantaged applicants would use 1st tier back end services?
Any other types of support?

Post a notice of the WG's intentions, and ask potential applicants to (anonymously) identify types of needs. The APTLD, LACTLD, etc managers and ccTLD operators might be a good channel for distribution.

Elaine Pruis
VP Client Services
+1 509 899 3161

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