[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/
-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
As far as what type of support, we've identified:
infrastructure-IPV6 compatible hardware/networks
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
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.
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