DotGreen Community, Inc.'s 2nd Comment - The Internet Community and ICANN addressing Names Collision
DotGreen Community, Inc.’s additional comments on The Internet Community and ICANN together addressing Names Collision ICANN released a “Name Collisions” study and report to the New gTLD / ICANN / Internet Community. The study was conducted and report issued by Interisle Consulting Group. DotGreen, NTAG and many others responded during the ICANN comment period and additional comments continue during the current reply period ending September 17th, 2013. On Thursday August 22, 2013, Artemis, an applicant for .SECURE, hosted an open Security Forum in San Francisco. The meeting was very well attended – Interisle was there, ICANN was invited and well represented, New gTLD Applicants were there, VeriSign was there and amongst this group were many technical experts. The overall spirit of the community meeting was very collaborative and focused on coming together as an “Internet Community” to listen to Interisle, VeriSign, ICANN and various New gTLD applicants. As each of the parties were heard, there grew more understanding of this issue from all perspectives. Discussion began in breakout sessions to ensure the risks and complexities are clearly understood and to find a path forward that introduces New gTLDs with out further delays, and also mitigate undue risks to the security and stability of the Internet. Interisle acknowledged that they did not have enough data and it was encouraging that several participants like Google and Donuts have volunteered to put forth time and resources to conduct additional studies with more data and to present the findings to ICANN in an expeditious fashion greatly shortening the estimated time delay ICANN suggested which was 3 to 6 months. Throughout the day, there was definitely a feel of the multi-stakeholder model at work – VeriSign, represented by Chuck Gomes, seemed receptive to looking at the information in a different manner, ICANN was open to working on a path forward that addresses all concerns and all New gTLD applicants were extremely positive on creative ideas to move forward in a responsible, safe and secure manner. Some key points that were made: - Requests to proposed TLDs represent a very small portion of requests reaching the root - Other than .corp and .home, no proposed TLD receives more than .05% of requests at the root - The Interisle 10 “etiologies” of Name Collisions in their report in fact pose no or little risk - All parties seemed to agree that the list of “uncalculated risk” strings could and should be greatly reduced from 20% to something much smaller. DotGreen was encouraged by this meeting and pleased that so many others were in agreement that .GREEN did not seem to belong on the “20% uncalculated risk” list as well as the fact that “avoiding delays” given the no or little risk identified by the Name Collisions report was a theme of the collective group. *Holding back for delay 20% of new gTLDs could seriously affect the programs benefits to the public and Internet users* Along with numerous others, DotGreen proposes that: - ICANN inform the Certification Authority Forum *now* of all newTLDs to be delegated to start the 120 day clock. - Allow all new gTLDs in the “low risk” and “uncalculated risk” categories to proceed directly to contracting without delay due to the no or low risks involved. Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the Name Collision report during this important Internet Community reply period. Sincerely, Annalisa Roger, Founder/CEO *Latest Videos from DotGreen* http://www.dotgreen.org/videos/ *DotGreen* 300 Drakes Landing, Suite 220 Greenbrae, CA 94904 Office (415) 925-1012 Fax (415) 925-1063 twitter.com/annalisaroger www.dotgreen.org *Please consider the environment before printing this email. Thank you!* Also: The information in this e-mail may be privileged, confidential, and protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, any dissemination, distribution, or copying is prohibited. If you think that you have received this e-mail in error, please e-mail the sender and delete all copies.