Re: [alac] Guide to Domain Names
I'll reiterate to Miriam that this document cannot use ALAC's name without revisions that meet the Committee's consensus approval. I agree that as a matter of fairness in competition, ICANN and ALAC cannot sponsor a guide that describes just some of the domain names. It does a disservice to registrants and users of domain names to imply that some are better than others just because they are easier to describe.
Do you think this is a project it's worthwhile for ALAC to pursue, if it can be made more inclusive? (I don't know whose idea it was, or why it came to have ALAC's name in the first place.)
At 04:52 PM 11/14/2006 +0330, Siavash Shahshahani wrote:
I wish to record a basic objection to the 'Guide' appearing as an ALAC product. In the introduction it is stated that that the guide is primarily focused on gTLDs and, in fact, it is not hard to notice that ccTLDs are totally ignored. For 'A Guide to Domain Names' presumably directed at the less-informed this is totally unacceptable. Note that: 1. Roughly one third of existing domains in world are cc domains. 2. There is already a good deal of misinformation at least among the populace of developing countries thinking that their native ccTLD is somehow less 'official', less respectable or intrinsically less secure than a '.com'. I think that if the registry sponsors listed on page 3 want to put out a guide for gTLDs, let them do it in their own name. I am well aware of the difficulty of dealing with the varieties of ccTLD practices, but still a short general guide not dealing with minute details can be produced that covers both types of domains. -Siavash