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

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  • Subject: Re: [soac-newgtldapsup-wg] WT-2 who/what
  • From: Richard Tindal <richardtindal@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 11:06:31 -0700


Good note.  

I think your list of 'what type of support' is comprehensive,  but I'll try to 
think of anything that could be added to it.

I like your idea of an anonymous posting of applicants intentions.  I think 
that would be very helpful.       If others on the group agree we should get 
that rolling?

Also, rather than each of our applicants having to scope and provide their own 
infrastructure we could promote to them the idea of a cooperative 
infrastructure in which they all share the required DNS,  SRS and WhoIs systems.


On May 18, 2010, at 10:18 AM, Elaine Pruis wrote:

> 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?
> Proposal:
> 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
> elaine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> +1 509 899 3161

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