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Username: TRUTH BE TOLD
Date/Time: Sun, October 15, 2000 at 11:42 AM GMT (Sun, October 15, 2000 at 3:42 PM ZP4)
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Subject: The Comment Process to-date  - An analysis

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The general nature of the comments so far indicates that a significnt number of commenters are not as concerned with the substance of the applications posted. It is also quite clear from many of the comments that these postings were motivated by solicitations to the commentors from some of the applicants. 

Sadly here, we see little concern express for in-depth analysis of the global impact of expansion of the names space. We see very little analysis directed towards the ICANN board's concerns about technical stability, adequate resources, broad international appeal etc.

What we have seen to date reflects primarily an emotional reaction by a limited numbers of parties who have a vested interest with one of the applicants.

Little time has been taken by many of the commentors to analyze how the decision process works here, If the commentors had read the description of the proposal process they would have seen the following
information.

1. Proposals are submitted to the ICANN Staff for review,  analysis and recommendations (NOTE I SAID THE STAFF ... NOT THE NAMES COUNCIL)

2.Staff prepares a report for the board with recommendations ..

3. THE BOARD AND ONLY THE BOARD CONSIDERS THE MERITS OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND MAKES THE DECISIONS

4. The names council has absolutely no role in this proposal process at all !!

Sadly again, we see little in the way of analysis of the merits and an abundance of threats and unsupported emotional appeals.

           
     

 


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