[EURO-Discuss] DRAFT: ICANN AtLarge position on new gTLDs

Lutz Donnerhacke lutz at thur.de
Mon Sep 8 09:56:56 EDT 2008

I just send a full article to the GTLD-WG. It is the result of an intensive
discussion at the ICANN Studienkreis meeting in Helsinki, Finland, 5/9/2008

Please read and discuss it on gtld-wg at atlarge-lists.icann.org

		 DRAFT: ICANN AtLarge position on new gTLDs

			  Lutz Donnerhacke, EURALO


The community clearly welcomes the new gTLDs especially the IDN version,
because it will drop the entrance level by providing a more concise view.
The proposed gTLD process is focused on commerical interests only, which
causes substantial fears in the community. But the IDN fasttrack proposal
for ccTLD is explicitly supported.

Futhermore this draft tries to start discussion about medium term importance
of domain names. Based on the current community experience, we expect the
DNS to be faced out in favor of overlay networks which obtain their names
from the dynamically shaped digital neighbourhoods.


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