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||ICM REGISTRY RESPONSE - Our proposal is to improve the Internet
I appreciate you taking the time to comment on our proposal. Our application
is currently posted on our website at www.icmregistry.com. I am confident that
once you have a chance to review it you will have a clearer perspective on our submission.
are my responses to individual comments and concerns you have raised.
"It is undoutedly true that it is in the interests of this industry to indeed *promote*
their product to younger people, or at least create an awareness of it's existence.
As with any industry, young people are the future 'adult' consumers. Will .kids just
be an online incarnation of Joe Camel?"
ICM Registry: ICM Registry's
proposal was created to protect children from adult-oriented content. The metaphore
presented above suggests that we're somehow involved in the distribution of adult-oriented
content and that '.KIDS' might be used to *promote* adult-oriented content.
Iím not sure how you drew this analogy, but the assertion is baseless and unfounded.
Nick Moraitis: ďAre people whose primary financial backers the sex
entertainment industry appropriate people and significantly independent enough, to
lead the way with such an emotionally charged issue as Internet filtering, determining
what is right and what is wrong (morally) for young people to see?"
Registry: Our founders are not now, nor have they ever been involved
in the adult content industry. Our founders have strong relationships with
a wide variety of non-profit and charity organizations. ICM Registry has proposed
that a significant proportion of its revenue go to a non-profit charity with the
intent of protecting and educating children and parents online. ICM Registry is however
continuing to actively solicit the support and participation of the adult content
industry, because I believe it is the only way to create an effective solution to
the adult-content management problem.
With respect to your comment about who should
determine Internet filtering policy, I need to summarize the nature of our proposal...
ICM Registry is proposing to create a voluntary (NOT-MANDATORY) red-light district
and a green-light district, similar to the concept of a 'Rated G' and 'Rated X' movie.
These zones will contain specialized content...similar to ".edu" only being a space
for educational related domain names. The purpose of this activity is to categorize
content, not segregate it.
Our proposal does not propose that we directly
develop domain registration policy. We have created the framework for a policy
advisory board which will make these decisions fairly through a consensus driven
policy approach similar to ICANNís.
Nick...while I can appreciate
you coming to some of the conclusions above prior to ICANN posting our applications,
I think you will be pleased with the direction of our proposal once you have a chance
to review it. It is currently posted at our website which can be found at www.icmregistry.com.
Remember that our solution is the first step of a strategy intended to effectively
manage Internet content. Once you have had a chance to review our proposal,
I would really appreciate any constructive comments or recommendations you could
make to help us enhance our proposal and realize our goal.
||The intent and direction of our proposal is to enhance the Internet
- .kids, etc. Application by ICM Registry, Inc. Moderator, October 7 @ 10:18 PM (15/40)
- kids and xxx should be added with precautions taken daimonic, November 3 @ 8:06 AM (0/0)
- XXX and KIDS are the reason NOT to do this Lindy Kathlyn, November 3 @ 2:58 AM (1/1)
- COPA Commission should support your proposal jodybresgi, October 31 @ 8:56 PM (0/0)
- ICM Registry has the best Proposal Hands Down Neo, October 27 @ 7:52 PM (0/0)
- Its about time MJ, October 27 @ 3:37 PM (0/0)
- .kids tld - general observation john.carr, October 27 @ 9:03 AM (1/2)
- Important first step to cleaning up the internet! Talya, October 25 @ 5:36 PM (0/0)
- Proposition to ICANN, Applicants & Internet Community Pistoff, October 18 @ 6:15 PM (0/0)
- ICM .kids algajola24, October 17 @ 4:37 PM (0/0)
- About time! ICM plan positive for content providers r9stein, October 17 @ 2:02 PM (0/0)
- I am Against this application/More Network Solutions involvement Merlin, October 17 @ 1:51 AM (0/0)
- .kids drdjklein, October 16 @ 7:55 PM (2/2)
- KIDS TLD APPLICATION SHOULD BE ACCEPTED franmail, October 16 @ 1:18 PM (1/2)
- Review ICM Registry's Submission to ICANN at www.icmregistry.com Hendeles, October 15 @ 5:09 PM (3/14)
- .KIDS TLD Application Should Be Denied - details inside... ron10000, October 14 @ 5:23 PM (1/4)