[ALAC] Request for a snapshot view on next round new gTLD program outlook from the ALAC for the ICANN Board
carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 21:18:23 UTC 2016
Endorsing all of Evan's questions and process.
Carlton A Samuels
*Strategy, Planning, Governance, Assessment & Turnaround*
On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 2:22 PM, Evan Leibovitch <evan at telly.org> wrote:
> Hi Rinalia,
> I wholeheartedly endorse Olivier's response.
> To complement his point, IMO there are an crucial question missing from
> your list that ought to be asked BY ALAC of the Board:
> - What is the public-interest justification for the new round?
> - What research has ICANN done to demonstrate *any* demand for another
> round from outside of the vested-interest domain selling and reselling
> - As sales of domains from gTLDs in the previous round have dramatically
> underperformed expectations, and a number of previous-round applicants have
> encountered stability issues, how will the influx of yet another round
> expected to increase the stability of the DNS? Might it not have the
> opposite effect?
> - What lessons has the Board learned from the experiences of the last
> In order for the ALAC to provide useful advice, such feedback would be
> On 13 June 2016 at 17:12, Rinalia Abdul Rahim <
> rinalia.abdulrahim at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear ALAC,
>> In Helsinki, the Board will meet to discuss the outlook for the next
>> round of the new gTLD Program. To support our discussions, we would like
>> to be informed by stakeholder views.
>> I have been requested to obtain the view of the ALAC. Would it be
>> possible for the ALAC to provide a snapshot of its views on this topic in
>> one slide? Please note that this information and presentation format would
>> be applied to each stakeholder group's views.
>> Some questions to guide you:
>> 1. Initiation of next round - do you think a date should be identified so
>> that ICANN has a target to work towards?
>> 2. Requirements for round initiation - what do you think should be in
>> place before the next round is initiated?
>> 3. Improvements - what elements of the new gTLD program should be
>> improved for next round?
>> 4. Other aspects that are of concern to the ALAC?
>> For the Board to have a chance to review the slide before its discussion,
>> it would be good to receive the slide by 23 June 2016 latest.
>> I do understand that this is short notice. If you do not have sufficient
>> time to develop a formal position, informal input would be sufficient at
>> this time and it would be appreciated.
>> The Board is likely to revisit the topic again during its workshop in
>> September. There is thus another chance to provide a more extensive view,
>> but for now the Board would just like to have a sense from the community on
>> the topic to guide its early deliberations.
>> Thank you in advance and apologies for the short notice.
>> Best regards,
>> on behalf of the ICANN Board
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