[ALAC] Something we didn't think about.
Rinalia Abdul Rahim
rinalia.abdulrahim at gmail.com
Thu Aug 22 00:10:40 UTC 2013
Evan, what's a boondoggle and HSTLD?
On Aug 22, 2013 4:22 AM, "Evan Leibovitch" <evan at telly.org> wrote:
> On 21 August 2013 12:06, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> wrote:
> > For the record, it was sent for its interest, not because I thought it
> > needed our formal attention.
> My comments were related to:
> *"Not really, that was a real WE. Plenty of opportunities for all of us to
> > have caught this earlier..."*
> I agree with Olivier that this was not the kind of thing that "we" needed
> to be on the lookout for as the issue, in itself, has no main relevance to
> Of course, with every day that goes by, some new unintended consequence
> shows up. (or maybe some of these consequences were intended, but certainly
> nasty in intent if so)
> - The wild and weird world of objection processes
> - "Priority roulette"
> - Prioritisation (and the aftermath of poor categorisation)
> - IDN variants
> - Applicant support (or rather, the general inaccessibility of the
> expansion in much of the world)
> - The tempest that is "Closed generics"
> - Compliance scaling
> - When is a community a real community? And who tells the difference
> - Confusion over string confusion
> - Making sense of the GAC's confused responses
> - The boondoggle about metrics
> - The aborted HSTLD effort
> And surely there are more to come.
> I really really would like to have ALAC advocate that, after IDNs,
> dot-brands and a few of the first "open" gTLDs are launched. ICANN take a
> breath and wait at least six months or so to see what happens before going
> on with the others. While I still think the whole expansion was a colossal
> mistake, it is not against the aims of ALAC to suggest slowing down the
> release of TLDs to determine the public real-world consequences.
> The word "delay" has been taken as a profanity within the ICANN bubble, but
> I see no reason for ALAC to support an ongoing blind rush into the unknown.
> There is NO end-user demand for hundreds of TLDs. And nobody can prove my
> statement incorrect because no research has been done on the subject. We
> can barely do a survey on the Applicant Support program, let alone on
> global public demand for the whole gTLD expansion.
> - Evan
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