[ALAC] FW: [ALAC-Announce] CALL FOR COMMENTS: ALAC Statement on the Preliminary Issue Report on New gTLD Subsequent Procedures

Ariel Liang ariel.liang at icann.org
Wed Sep 23 14:51:58 UTC 2015

Fwd to the ALAC list

From:  Olivier Crepin  Leblond <ocl at gih.com>
Date:  Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 10:23 AM
To:  "at-large at atlarge-lists.icann.org" <at-large at atlarge-lists.icann.org>,
ICANN GTLD WG list <gtld-wg at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
Cc:  ICANN At-Large Staff <staff at atlarge.icann.org>
Subject:  Re: [ALAC-Announce] CALL FOR COMMENTS: ALAC Statement on the
Preliminary Issue Report on New gTLD Subsequent Procedures

[ I've modified the distribution & added both new gTLD WG list & ALAC list -
when you reply, you might get a bounce from the new gTLD list if you're not
in the WG but staff will do the magic to unlock you message ]

Just a few notes:
- the Preliminary Issues Report is long (147 pages) but needs to be read
- the draft ALAC Statement addresses only those points which Carlton and I
felt were important to address. If you see anything else in the Preliminary
Issues Report that requires our attention, please flag it as soon as
possible so we can add it.
- I know that some in our community are saying: "no more new gTLDs / ban on
new gTLD rounds", or "no more new gTLDs until we see a demonstration that
the first round has served the public interest".
Please note that the current issues report says that the default is that the
program *will continue with a next round*. Having spent time on the gNSO
council participating in the discussions, it is clear that there is a very
strong pressure from Contracted Parties and some parts of the Non-Contracted
parties (some of whom might be interested in being part of the next
application round) that *want* a next round to take place *as soon as
possible*. Unless you are ready to enter a trench war with the GNSO, I would
not recommend that we ask for an outright indefinite ban on new gTLDs --
because since the working group will be a GNSO working group, we'll all end
up being completely ignored from day 1. Carlton and I have therefore taken
the stance that if there is going to be another round, *all* the issues
identified in the issues report, and other issues we have pointed out, need
to be both studied and resolved. Even that is going to be a very hard point
to defend, but it is absolutely worth defending - if/when the working group
gets under way, please take part in the WG.
- If the At-Large Community would like next round of new gTLDs promoting
applicants from developing economies, the ALAC might need to support a next
round sooner rather than later.

Kind regards,


On 23/09/2015 14:07, ICANN At-Large Staff wrote:
> Dear All, 
> On behalf of the ALAC, Olivier Crepin-Leblond and Carlton Samuels have
> developed the first draft ALAC Statement in response to the Public Comment on
> the Preliminary Issue Report on New gTLD Subsequent Procedures
> <https://community.icann.org/x/zIdYAw> . The draft, as well as pertinent
> resources for the Public Comment, can be found in its wiki workspace here:
> https://community.icann.org/x/zIdYAw. All At-Large members are welcome to
> comment on this draft.
> Please take a moment to review this draft and if you have input, please submit
> it in the wiki workspace using the comment function by 30 September 2015. You
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> <mailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org> staff at atlarge.icann.org.
> Inputs submitted in this mailing list will be transferred to the wiki
> workspace for the penholder(s) to keep track of the community comments and
> take them into consideration when finalizing the draft.
> Regards,
> Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Ariel Liang, Gisella Gruber, Nathalie Peregrine
> and Terri Agnew
> ICANN Policy Staff in support of ALAC
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