Re: [alac] ALAC participation in new gTLDs
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- Subject: Re: [alac] ALAC participation in new gTLDs
- From: "Sebastian Ricciardi" <sricciardi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 13:03:19 -0300
My first thought on this matter is very similar to Clement's...
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To: "Vittorio Bertola" <vb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: [alac] ALAC participation in new gTLDs
> Thanks for the update...but I will suggest that we go easy on this...
> Sending a letter to them without first reciving an official statement
> (letter) from them specifying the details on why and how they want to work
> or cooperate with us will not be proper... As far as I can recall..all we
> we had was a meeting with them without a formal request from them
> detailing the modalities of our working relationship with them...
> In the same vein making a statement at the public forum at this stage will
> be stating our position (however mild) too early..
> Certainly we should find a way to work with them...but we need to see the
> way clear before making public statements...
> What do others think...
> Best regards
> > Some of the current applicants for new sponsored gTLDs have shown up at
> > our
> > meetings and have asked us to cooperate with them in their future policy
> > making process and to support their application. (For example, one of
> > applicants offered us seats in their Policy Advisory Board.)
> > While I think that it would be improper for us to support some of the
> > applications and not others, I think that - assuming that we can find
> > necessary human resources - it would be important for us to participate
> > gTLD policy making processes, both as a way to ensure that their
> > reflect the interests of the final users, and as a way to increase the
> > importance of the Committee and thus attract more At Large Structures.
> > I
> > think we should accept this offer, but we should do so in an impartial
> > way,
> > by giving all applicants an opportunity to do the same.
> > So I would suggest releasing a brief statement (and sending it by letter
> > to
> > all new gTLD applicants from this round) like:
> > "Some of the applicants for new gTLDs have expressed their interest in
> > having representatives from the ALAC participate in their Policy
> > Boards or in their policy making processes. The ALAC thinks that this
> > could
> > be a good way to ensure that the internal policies of the new TLDs, even
> > if
> > sponsored and thus targeted to a limited registrant community, will take
> > into proper account the general interest of all Internet users.
> > Thus the ALAC would like to invite any applicant sharing this point of
> > view
> > to enter into discussions with the Committee, so to determine the better
> > way
> > to incorporate representatives of the Committee in their policy making
> > processes."
> > If there is agreement on this, I might even read the statement tomorrow
> > the Public Forum.
> > --
> > vb. [Vittorio Bertola - v.bertola [a]
> > http://bertola.eu.org/ <- Vecchio sito, nuovo toblòg...