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[alac] Fwd: [gtld-com] Draft final report (v4)

  • To: Interim ALAC <alac@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [alac] Fwd: [gtld-com] Draft final report (v4)
  • From: Wendy Seltzer <wendy@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 17:57:29 -0700

Here's the GNSO gTLDs committee's latest draft (rudimentary HTML conversion at <http://wendy.seltzer.org/icann/gTLDS_committee_conclusions_v4.html> )

It seems to have changed considerably from the version we commented upon, and now recommends a more highly structured space with more specific criteria for approval of new gTLDs. We had endorsed the earlier statement that any "structure" should come from user demand, fostering competition, and avoiding confusion. Although the ALAC does not have a vote in the GNSOs "gTLDs Committee of the Whole", we can still offer further comments, and may want to consider sending comments directly to the Board as well.

I'm concerned that the detailed recommendations perpetuate the "beauty contest" mode of selecting new gTLDs rather than making name addition a routine process.


From: "Philip Sheppard" <philip.sheppard@xxxxxx>
To: "Council gTLds" <gtld-com@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: [gtld-com] Draft final report (v4)

Please find attached a draft final report for the Council gTLDs committee.
The report attempts to include input received via the various telephone conferences and written papers sent to the group.The report itself is just 3 pages but there are 15 pages of attachments of the written papers received. Print with caution! The report seeks to answer the question asked of us by the Board and in so doing seeks to provide appropriate recommendations in accordance with the role of the GNSO as outlined in X.1 of the by-laws.

Your comments are welcome. This or a revised version will be submitted for adoption at the May 22 meeting of Council in accordance with the timetable agreed with Council chair and the ICANN Board. In order to give all parties a reasonable time I request first comments no later than May 16, which will then allow Council just under a week to consider any revision.


Wendy Seltzer -- wendy@xxxxxxxxxxx || wendy@xxxxxxx
Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School

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