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Support for dotMobi's RFP Proposal and Approach for Single-Character Name Allocation for the .mobi domain

  • To: allocation-framework@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Support for dotMobi's RFP Proposal and Approach for Single-Character Name Allocation for the .mobi domain
  • From: "Michael J. O'Farrell" <michael.ofarrell@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 03:11:00 -0400

As Chair of the dotMobi Advisory Group and member of the dotMobi Policy
Advisory Board, I fully support the dotMobi registry's recommendations,
proposal and approach for allocating single-character second-level .mobi
domain names through a self-managed and self-regulated RFP process; guided,
counselled and monitored by dotMobi's ICANN approved at-large sponsoring
community members.

The proposed dotMobi RFP allocation methodologies would ensure the proper
development and utility of these few names to best serve mobile Internet
consumers world wide independent of mobile device and network. The
dotMobi RFP process would allow both public and private sector organisations
committed to the development of the single-character second-level .mobi
domain name a fair and open opportunity to propose the best utility and
consumer value for services built on the domain name,
thus offering enhanced value back to the mobile Internet community at-large.
Additionally, the dotMobi registry RFP approach would be available to all
stakeholder communities versus an auction that could limit the availability
of the single-character second-level .mobi domain names to a few industry
speculators (who could potentially outbid the merits of made-for-mobile
Internet service delivery, utility and universal availability solely for
future speculative capital gain).

For the benefit of over 3 billion mobile consumers world wide and industry
at-large stakeholders, we would appreciate and welcome ICANN
community approval and support for the proposed dotMobi RFP process for
single-character second-level .mobi domains.


Michael J. O'Farrell
Chair, dotMobi Advisory Group (MAG)
Member, dotMobi Policy Advisory Board (PAB)
Vice Chairman, ooober Inc.
Co-Author of Mobile Internet For Dummies

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