[ALAC] Fwd: Public Comment: Preliminary Issue Report on New gTLD Subsequent Procedures

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 15:49:35 UTC 2015

For those of you who care about what should happen in the event another
round of gTLDs is forked by ICANN, this Preliminary Issues Report on
Subsequent Procedures would be very important.

It also a signal it is time for you to get engaged in this process.

I have read the Executive Summary and gone straight to the details of
matters that were of particular interest to me and in my estimation, the
folks whose interests I advocate; developing country economies and social
systems where the Internet is about social and economic development and
could be our final game changer.

I hope my friend and our colleague Evan Leibovitch is taking note here too.
For although he has decreased his activities due to changes in his
circumstances, his voice and consistent advocacy for positions that impact
us still rings in my head on several of the matters raised in the Report.

The domain name market remains largely the province of the dominant
economies.  Developing economies are still largely excluded by one or other
barriers, some of them finely tuned for preference and aided and abetted,
consciously and unconsciously, by ICANN policies.

The Report groups the matters in five (5) broad categories which is quite
useful in digesting. But speaking directly to those of us from developing
economies and informed by my experience as Co-Chair of the Applicant
Support Working Group in the last round, I urge you read closely the
details of matters raised in:

4.2.3  - Competition, Consumer Trust and Choice
4.2.4  - Community Engagement
4.2.5  - Applicant Guide Book (AGB)
4.2.6  - Clarity of Application Process
4.2.7  -  Application Accessed in Rounds
4.2.10 -  Application Fees
4.2.11  -  Communications
4.2.14  -  Support for Applicants from Developing
4.2.15  - Different TLD Types
4.2.17  -  Variable Fees
4.3.5   -  Registrar Discrimination
4.3.9   -  Global Public Interest
4.4.5   -  Community Applications

You will find the report (in English) here:

Please ensure if you have comments you record them in the areas provided by
the At-Large or GNSO.

-Carlton Samuels

Carlton A Samuels
Mobile: 876-818-1799
*Strategy, Planning, Governance, Assessment & Turnaround*

Dear All,

This is to let you know that the Public Comment on the Preliminary Issue
Report on New gTLD Subsequent Procedures has now gone live:

The dates of the Public Comment will be 31 August 2015 — 10 October 2015
23:59 UTC. During this period, anyone can submit comment via
comments-new-gtld-subsequent-prelim-31aug15 at icann.org.

As an advisory committee of ICANN, the ALAC submits Statements on Public
Comment and advises on policy matters related to the interest of Internet
users worldwide. Not just limited to the 15 ALAC members, members from the
wider At-Large community are welcome to draft a Statement on behalf of the

If you are interested in drafting an ALAC Statement on this Public Comment,
kindly contact staff at atlarge.icann.org. At-Large Staff will follow up and
help you understand the procedure.

Additionally, the wiki workspace for developing a potential ALAC Statement
is here: https://community.icann.org/x/zIdYAw. All pertinent resources for
this public comment can also be found there.


Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Ariel Liang, Gisella Gruber, Nathalie
Peregrine and Terri Agnew
ICANN Policy Staff in support of ALAC
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