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    Re: ICANN's Next Steps
    by Anonymous on Monday September 23 2002, @11:33AM (#9341)
    What he said:

    Establishing minimum criteria for new TLDs. DOC has instructed ICANN to "continue the process of implementing new top level domains (TLDs)," and to "develop criteria upon which to base its selection of gTLD operators." This is a subject on which ERC has not focused. ERC should recognize that it is essential to relieve the pressure created by the perception that ICANN has no plans to open up the name space to new competitors. Establishment of minimum technical and functional criteria (and publication of a schedule for acting on new applications) will make clear that ICANN does not seek to prevent competition or to create artificial scarcity on which it can base subjective rulemaking powers. One of ICANN's (and ERC's) top priorities should be to call for the "public articulation of the process, selection criteria, and the rationale for selection decisions" for new TLDs required by DOC, and to make each of these elements as objective and light-handed as possible.
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    Re: ICANN's Next Steps
    by rhill on Monday September 23 2002, @09:11PM (#9346)
    User #3320 Info | http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/
    Susan states:

    'The GAC has suggested that ICANN restate its policy development mission to include policies "reasonably and appropriately related to its technical functions."'

    This is not quite right. The language proposed by GAC was:

    "Coordinates policy-development as necessary to perform these technical functions."

    See http://www.icann.org/committees/gac/statement-on-reform-26jun02.htm

    It was the ERC who suggested that the language proposed by GAC may be "unwise" and "not sufficiently flexible" and instead proposed:

    "Coordinates policy-development reasonably and appropriately related to its technical functions"

    See http://www.icann.org/committees/evol-reform/first-implementation-report-01aug02.htm#1

    To date the GAC has not commented on the language proposed by the ERC.

    Richard Hill
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    Re: ICANN's Next Steps
    by Anonymous on Tuesday September 24 2002, @05:10AM (#9350)
    So what keeps ICANN from thanking all for their concerned advice -- and then writing a speech for the At Large on one hand and citing it on the other -- and saying "well, pish tosh, these things we propose to do are all appropriately related to our technical functions. If you don't believe us, just look at this policy mission revision suggestion put together by a working group within the At Large?

    Consensus, ICANN style. Also consensus, East German style, but I suppose we did not learn from history, so we will be taking that class again.
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