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Username: bfausett
Date/Time: Thu, September 6, 2001 at 4:19 PM GMT (Thu, September 6, 2001 at 9:19 AM PDT)
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Subject: .iii Stands Ready to enter Testbed as Alternate


        In reading the latest update on the status of the new TLDs, it
is now apparent (from the section
titled "Way Forward for .pro and .coop") that RegistryPro and
NCBA are either unwilling or
unable to execute on the applications that they proposed last
year. In fairness to the applicants
who were not selected for the testbed, ICANN should not allow
an applicant to promise one
thing in the application and then seek, in ICANN's words,
"significant changes" when it comes
time to execute.

To the extent that RegistryPro and NCBA are unable to go
forward on the business and
technical plans in the .pro and .coop applications approved by
the Board, ICANN might
consider allowing some of the "runners-up" to take their place in
the testbed. NextDNS, one of
the participants in the .iii application that was the "first runner up"
in the selection process, is
ready, willing and able to execute on the plan that it proposed,
and if accepted into the testbed
could be operational in time to assist with the meaningful
evaluation of new TLDs. NextDNS
would be pleased to take RegistryPro's place in the testbed as
an unsponsored TLD registry.

Bret Fausett
Counsel to NextDNS


Link: NextDNS Application for .iii TLD

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