While I disagree with brahim's methods I think he brings up a few relevant
points. Your proposal I think is definetly well thought out and your business
model is well presented. I think the difficulties arise for most people when
they realize you'll be going with NSI. Plain and simple, NSI has had a monopoly
for too long, regardless of how long they've been "established players" in the industry.
The whole point of new TLD's is to diversify. I think it's been mentioned before
but have you considered simply dropping the proposal for .KIDS? If you simply
had a .XXX proposal and decided to team up with another company that had .KIDS it
would probably be a lot easier for people to swallow what you're giving them.
Also, in your proposal:
"They[the parents] will be able to screen most adult-oriented
sites as filtering software/ browsers and search engines are enhanced to incorporate
the new TLD. "
"Under the financial structure set forth in
ICM Registry's business plan $6.00 per year per domain will be set aside for the
creation of a non-profit .KIDS TLD. If ICANN rejects ICM REGISTRY Registry’s effort
to operate or financially sponsor a .KIDS registry (or related green space), then
ICM REGISTRY Registry will donate the money ear marked for these efforts to an acceptable
non-profit organization. In the alternative, the money can be set-aside in a trust
fund until a future non-profit organization is established."
Why are you doing
that? It's quite a generous gesture to donate $6.00 to the creation of a non-proift
.KIDS TLD but why wouldn't you simply agree to working in colaboration with another
company that would be able to manage the .KIDS TLD? It seems a bit selfish
to want both .XXX and .KIDS, esepcially when you've decided to have both under NSI.
will enable filtering software to be much more reliable as all sites with a XXX TLD
could be automatically filtered. "
Again, this is only a question. Have you
created a model that would transport the existing adult-oriented sites over to your
.XXX over some period of time?
"Will be able to procure software that provides
more filtering capability "
Have you started any collaborations with a third party
group to develop this software?
"ICM Registry strongly believes that the .XXX TLD
is the strongest potential candidate on both issues[succesful both a financial and
broad consumer support], because of the high degree of adult content Internet traffic.
I agree with this wholeheartedly. Your application demonstrates very thoroughly
your ability to handle the .XXX TLD. I'm quite impressed with how much you've
thought it through.
"The following organizations represent the most vocal representatives
in the consensus building process:
Child safety advocacy groups
Democracy advocacy groups
The adult content industry
you name a few of the groups you're working with? I'm simply curious.
this reason, .XXX will propose to operate .KIDS on a non-profit basis in order to
provide a means of making the Internet a safe environment for children’s entertainment
and education. "
I hate to be a cynic, but it seems you've given far too much attention
to the .XXX TLD and not enough to the .KIDS TLD. Under this plan, all your
revenue comes from the .XXX TLD and in simplest terms what would motivate an efficient
.KIDS TLD if not a profit? And how do you plan to subsidze the .KIDS TLD?
I don't think the $6 donation per .XXX site is enough of a donation. Doesn't
this in some way limit the growth of the .KIDS TLD? Wouldn't it again make
more sense to leave the actual managment, subsidization, and basically whole game
plan of the .KIDS TLD to another company which would then work in cooperation with
you to provide a safer internet community?
So to summarize, I like the .XXX TLD.
I really think you've brought up a very telling point with concern to adult industry
and internet content. I don't think .KIDS and .XXX can work together the way
you've planned to manage both, especially having NSI as a not so reputable registar.
I like the auctioning system you've developed and the effort you've put into protecting
intellectual rights, basically I like your Registructure system. My advice
to you would be to let go of the .KIDS, hold on to .XXX. Your proposal as is
can really very easily be accepted as a .XXX proposal and I think ultimately should