[ALAC] Preliminary report the Meeting of the New gTLD Program Committee, which took place on 10 January 2013.

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Tue Feb 5 15:04:05 UTC 2013

Yes, interesting.

On closed generics, isn't their discussion like, maybe, five years too late?

Sure the AG indicates the process can be changed after-the-fact, but this
(the private registrability od generic words) is a MAJOR point of
philosophy, and both IMO too late to change and massively subject to
lawsuits if it's attempted.

And then there's this gem:

*"Many of the Board members will be uncomfortable approving TLDs that are
seen as a land grab, as opposed to expansion of the DNS"*

The suggestion that a distinction ought to (or even can) be drawn between
the two concepts, at this time, is ... charming.

- Evan

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