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Date/Time: Sat, July 27, 2002 at 9:05 AM GMT
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Subject: DotOrg Foundation letter of support from Ubizen, Europe's leading provider of managed security


                Dear ICANN:

We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, express our support for the DotOrg Foundation's proposal to:

* Operate the .org registry to high standards of reliability and security;
* Support and foster the participation of the non-commercial sector on the Internet, particularly by facilitating their obtaining of domain names the .org top level domain (TLD);
* Provide solutions that increase the Internet as a secure and reliable place for non-commercial entities, including for non-profit organizations around the world to engage in on-line philanthropy;
* Advance an environment in which Internet users worldwide may easily and securely gain access to the .org website domain name registry and supporting authentication/validation information - thus ensuring greater confidence when interacting with websites among donors, participants, members, etc.
* Increase the use of .org by non-commercial organizations, particularly those in developing countries and under-served communities
* Enhance the global dialogue among the non-commercial activity and supporting their understanding of and meaningful participation in the domain name system and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); and
* Support the utilization of the Internet's tools by the non-commercial sectors in underserved regions around the world.

We are further encouraged the by DotOrg Foundation's intent to act as a convener for the community and as a platform for ideas to be examined and disseminated to the .org community, particularly non-commercial entities, by:

* Creating mechanisms to elicit non-commercial dialogue;
* Listening to and understanding the non-commercial community's and concerns and building an engaged and participatory constituency;
* Creating governance structures that allow for participation by members of the .org community, particularly non-commercial registrants; and
* Providing for transparency in meetings and decision-making processes.

Stijn Bijnens
Ubizen nv/sa
Leuven, Belgium


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