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    Goodbye, "Structure:" GNSO Council rejects Lynn's "taxonomy" proposal | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 7 comments | Search Discussion
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    Proposal or Question
    by RFassett on Saturday May 24 2003, @08:54PM (#11740)
    User #3226 Info | http://www.enum.info
    I am not sure that Dr. Lynn's document was a proposal of a taxonomy as much is it was to form a task force to ask this question to, though I will admit Dr. Lynn's document was a bit leading in this regard. But, let's also not forget the concept of parallel processing, originally recommended by the NTEPPTF and an underlying theme to Dr Lynn's document to begin with. So, while all this "new PDP of objective criteria" as proposed by the GNSO council is being figured out (likely to take how many more years rehashing yet again much of what has already been documented), there should be nothing stopping the Board from moving forward with parallel processing (of the sTLD variety).

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    Re:Proposal or Question
    by KarlAuerbach on Monday May 26 2003, @11:53AM (#11756)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    Parallal processing? No. The Lynn Doctrine is quite the opposite, a roadblock to progress on any front.

    The purpose of the doctrine was twofold:

    1. To increase ICANN's staff (and thus increase the self-perceived importance of the manager who sat on top of the staff org chart)

    2. To ensure that that staff worked on patterened tasks, thus minimizing the questions that might disturb the halcyon enjoyment of the self-perceived importance of the manager who sat on top of the staff org chart.

    The Lynn Doctrine, simply because it was announced, has added at least another year, probably two, before there will be more new top level domains - the Lynn Doctrine smothered the energy leading to a rational, balanced, unprejudiced TLD allocation policy under a thick blanket of pseudo-technological limitations, unilateratal policy decisions, and an ever increasing reading of ICANN's authority.

    My term on the ICANN board will soon end - in its entire 32 months not a single new TLD has come up for consideration, applications have not even been asked for.
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