It sickens me to think someone else may end up running the Dot
Travel registry after the 3 years New.Net has put in to proving that they have
the ability to run a respectable registry.
You (ICANN) have set up rules and regulations on how domains
should be introduced. The number one criteria is that the registry prove
themselves as stated here:
"A Sponsor is an organization to which is delegated some defined
ongoing policy-formulation authority regarding the manner in which a particular
sponsored TLD is operated. The sponsored TLD has a Charter, which defines the
purpose for which the sponsored TLD has been created and will be operated. The
Sponsor is responsible for developing policies on the delegated topics so that
the TLD is operated for the benefit of a defined group of stakeholders, known as
the Sponsored TLD Community, that are most directly interested in the operation
of the TLD. The Sponsor also is responsible for selecting the registry operator
and to varying degrees for establishing the roles played by registrars and their
relationship with the registry operator. The Sponsor must exercise its delegated
authority according to fairness standards and in a manner that is representative
of the Sponsored TLD Community."
Out of all the people who have submitted applications this year and ones
who haven't, New.Net stands above them all. They have went above and beyond to
meet this criteria.
It's like electing an official to office that has had no
experience in politics. Then later on complaining about the job they are doing.
I would much rather put someone in office that has experience.
Same anology here. I think politics should be put aside and
common sense needs to be allowed in. New.net has established a large customer
base. New.net has proved the market value for .travel domains with thousands of
registrations. They have proved their ability to run a registry.
I believe if dot Travel is accepted into the root, the .travel
domains that have already been registered at new.net be grandfathered in. Or
better yet, I think the application process needs to revamped and opened back up
before a final decision is made on .travel.
If Tralliance is awarded the .travel, we
all will know that politics has over run the process and should be investigated.
There is no reason to introduce collisions into namespace for a second time in
as many years.
Investor / Webmaster