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RE: [alac] new gTLDs

  • To: Interim ALAC <alac@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [alac] new gTLDs
  • From: Denise Michel <denisemichel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2003 09:17:57 -0800

Do you know what the timeline is for the gTLD committee's recommendations?


>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-alac@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-alac@xxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
>Wendy Seltzer
>Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 7:20 AM
>To: Interim ALAC
>Subject: [alac] new gTLDs
>I'll be participating in a DNSO new gTLD committee call tomorrow. Their
>immediate objective is to give a recommendation on how to structure the
>namespace for new gTLDs.
>I'd like to get a sense of whether the ALAC wants to comment on either the
>substantive issues of namespace structuring or the procedural
>issues of how
>at-large should be involved with the substantive discussion going forward.
>To this point, the gTLD Committee has heard from the business constituency
>and non-commercial.  The business constituency has recommended limited
>rollout of sponsored, restricted TLDs; non-commercial has called for more
>rapid expansion, including new generic, unrestricted names.
>Substantively, I lean toward more rapide expansion of the namespace,
>without rigid structure imposed, because I think many current domain name
>conflicts come from artificial scarcity.  There doesn't need to be any
>technical shortage of domain names.  Procedurally, it would be
>good to find
>a way to hear from the at-large public -- are we aware of any user surveys
>or other means by which they've spoken already?
>For this call, I expect mostly to listen, and suggest that I prepare
>comments after taking their ideas back to the ALAC.
>Wendy Seltzer -- wendy@xxxxxxxxxxx
>Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
>Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School
>Chilling Effects: http://www.chillingeffects.org/

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