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One Community, one Internet, one Operator

  • To: <3gtld-intro@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: One Community, one Internet, one Operator
  • From: "Ron Andruff" <randruff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2009 14:52:19 -0500

The DAG v3 definition of 'community' is "an awareness and recognition of a
community among its members".  Members of one community would naturally
expect to have one TLD operator manage their common space on the Internet.  


Allowing community-based gTLD operators to offer registrants their chosen
domain names in the languages and/or scripts they choose is the critical
component of a global, multi-lingual Internet.  In this way, ICANN will
clearly demonstrate that it has followed the first guiding principle of the
new gTLD policy development process, to whit: new gTLDs will benefit
registrant choice and competition.  


As is being discussed within the community, the criteria for applying
simultaneously for multiple translations of the same string could be (1)
that the application meets all community-based criteria; and (2) that the
proposed string translation can be found in any dictionary in any language. 


A single application fee coupled with an optional, additional fee per
translation is a fair and equitable approach.  The current notion of USD
185,000 per translation is unjustified and a significant impediment to
achieving ICANN's stated goal of a multi-lingual Internet.




Ron Andruff

RNA Partners, Inc.


Disclosure: RNA Partners intends to be an applicant for a new gTLD.




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