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    Re:ICANN Board postponing further sTLDs
    by RFassett on Tuesday October 28 2003, @05:26AM (#12561)
    User #3226 Info | http://www.enum.info
    "....not a single further TLD will proceed, because ICANN is not up to the job of evaluating and launching further TLDs."

    keep in mind 2 things 1) Resources from ICANN needed to evaluate new sTLD applications would be paid for - in total - by the applicant and 2) The ICANN Board could subjectively and arbitrarily not allow a new sTLD to proceed to that "point of no return" for all of the same reasons you have directly quoted even if the application made it through the third party evaluation process with flying colors.

    So, to me, the reasons that have been provided to shelve the RFP just do not reconcile...but, of course, my opinion from the peanut gallery.

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    Re:ICANN Board postponing further sTLDs
    by Richard_Henderson on Thursday October 30 2003, @01:25AM (#12570)
    User #3269 Info | http://www.atlarge.org/

    This issue was addressed to the Board this week in Carthage (my thanks to Thomas for notes from his blog):

    "Dan Halloran at the microphone. Points to oct 13 board minutes. Emphasize bottom-up nature. Commitment?

    "Resolution is drafted on the fly and adopted unanimously: Council requests clarification and is concerned that board may have made decision in gTLD policy area without consulting council."

    You have to question the top-down process whereby the Board seems to postpone these further sTLDs. Setting aside the grounds they use to support such actions (lack of money and staff).

    As I've already said, should the whole world have to wait for NewTLDs just because ICANN is not up to the job?

    Richard Henderson

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    GNSO complain about Board postponing sTLDs
    by Richard_Henderson on Thursday October 30 2003, @03:16AM (#12571)
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    Carthage October 29th:

    "The Council, as the bottom-up policy development, requests clarification as to whether the Board is changing its commitment to go forward with the process for an interim round of Sponsored TLDs, and if so, why. The Council expresses strong concern that the Board may have taken a decision without consulting Council."

    Read the lower section of this GNSO transcript [icann.org]

    There is clear dismay at the lack of consultation by the Board, which had already set in motion the due processes to press ahead with new sTLDs.

    The GNSO Council passed the motion above unanimously. They asked how the Board could abandon its processes, without constituencies being involved in more dialogue. They expressed concern for people who might have already expended time and energy preparing applications and business plans, in the belief that ICANN would stick to its stated undertakings.

    In Amsterdam in 2002 the Board specifically instructed Stuart Lynn to set the further sTLDs in motion.

    My personal objection is that a world resource and its development should not be delayed, just because ICANN has insufficient staffing and financial resources. If ICANN is not up to the job, then they are "in the way" and part of the problem, not the solution.

    Richard Henderson


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    Board: OK we'll do the sTLDs after all!
    by Richard_Henderson on Friday October 31 2003, @04:43AM (#12587)
    User #3269 Info | http://www.atlarge.org/
    In an encouraging turnaround, the ICANN Board at Carthage resolved to drop their Oct 13/20 announcement, and press ahead with the proposed sTLDs after all.

    Source: Thomas R's Blog

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