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Username: vany_martinez
Date/Time: Tue, October 17, 2000 at 6:37 AM GMT
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Subject: About .KIDS, .WOMEN, .XXX and .SEX

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        Dear ICANN Board members and staff:

I want to contribute with some comments and concerns about four special TLDs that have being proposed by several applicants.

Internet is a free place for expression.  However, when such freedom of expression cross the limits where such expressions are not suitable, then there is a conflict.

.KIDS and .WOMEN are two proposed TLDs that can be a problem if they are created because if there is not any regulation that can avoids that pornographic material and material that in general is against the human rights of women and children, be posted in the internet unders such TLDs.  I think that a, for example a children, has the right to navigate in a safe internet, as such children are in a kindergarten, or in the Discovery Channel for Kids. And I think that such right is above any rights of an adult to register or post under .kids TLD, for example, pornographic material of adults or even childrens (this is a crime but it can happen) in pornographic situations, o post advertisements to promote prostitution, or promote drugs consumption, other not desirable situations.

Something similar situation happens with .XXX and .SEX. Such TLDs will not offer a solution when pornographer, sex traders and individuals that shows and put links to adult oriented materials will not surrender their .com, org, and .net or move their websites to domains as .XXX and .SEX

However, I know that ICANN is not in the job to regulate content.  This has to be done by the governments around the world. 

And that's why I ask you to consider not create domains yet the gTLDs .KIDS, .WOMEN, .XXX .SEX and similars, until the governments take measures on regulating content and even enforce all adult oriented websites with or without an own domain to surrender their domains and to move to the potencial .XXX and .SEX when such gTLDs be created. 

Also I invite ICANN Board and staff to encourage formaly to GAC to rule zones where the childrens can navigate without the risk that bad people makes damage to them (this zone would be .KIDS TLD).   Yes, a place free of drugs (in fact if it is prohibited to sell alcoholic drinks and cigarret to childrens underage) then in a .KIDS should be prohibited also to advertise such "drugs" and of course, narcotics are illegal in any case.  A place where women (i.e. .WOMEN TLD) can express themself, where they can make valid their human rights, a place where they can be free from the slavery, a place where a woman is treated as a human being and not as an object for sexual pleasure, a place where also she can be able to receive education without the risk to find people that are promoting things against women human rights. 

Best Regards
Nilda Vany Martinez Grajales
IT Specialist
Sustainable Development Networking Programme/Panama
Member of the Non-Commercial Domain Name Holders Constituency
Member of ICANN At Large

       
     
     

Nilda Vany Martinez Grajales
IT Specialist
Sustainable Development Networking Programme/Panama
Member of the Non-Commercial Domain Name Holders Constituency
Member of ICANN At Large


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