[EURO-Discuss] Removal of Cross-Ownership restrictions

Michele Neylon :: Blacknight michele at blacknight.ie
Tue May 10 08:46:09 UTC 2011

On 10 May 2011, at 09:30, Christopher Wilkinson wrote:

> Good morning:
> Regarding the following public comment question, I would like to know  
> what EURALO and ALAC's final position was?
> Public Comment: Proposed ICANN Process for Handling Requests for  
> Removal of Cross-Ownership Restrictions for Existing gTLDs
> Existing registry operators assert that they need their current  
> restrictions on cross-ownership to be removed in order to be able to  
> compete on a level-playing field with registrars that are planning to  
> apply to operate new gTLDs. Commencing a public comment period on the  
> process at this time is intended to solicit community input so the  
> Board may consider the process on 20 June 2011 along with the new gTLD  
> Applicant Guidebook.
> 2 May 2011
> I do not agree with the removal of cross-ownership restrictions as  
> proposed, for the reasons which I set out in some detail in my  
> comments last August:
> http://forum.icann.org/lists/vi-pdp-initial-report/pdfFZQIl7H2Er.pdf
> Before making further public comments, I would be grateful for some  
> feedback from At Large and the Staff as to how we got from there to  
> here.
> Regards,
> CW

I believe the board provided some explanation as to their decision and thinking process. It should be online somewhere and I think it was covered on http://domainincite.com

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