[NA-Discuss] The TLD-less NYC
alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Sun Apr 3 14:46:25 UTC 2011
I can't speak on behalf of ALAC, but I can say why I opposed the
"look at the 100k item" initially in the WG and later supported the
ALAC recommendation to exclude it from the new Charter.
I strongly believe that reductions in this component are warranted
for some select group of disadvantaged applicants. But I believe that
if ICANN does this, it will be from a willingness to help such
applicants (or perhaps more important, their planned TLDs). This is
for two reasons:
- the original development of the $100k involved, among other things,
a complex statistically-based simulation of various possibilities.
Even if it was incorrectly done, we are not likely to be able to
identify the flaw in any post-analysis that we can do;
- I believe that there are Board members who are more likely to
reject our entire package if questioning the $100k is a major component.
At 03/04/2011 09:18 AM, Avri Doria wrote:
>On the other hand that is not a reason, at least not for me, to
>delay or cancel the program. But it is why I spend hours and hours
>on the Support Wg for applicants from developing economies (JASWG) issues.
>ALAC on the other hand probably didn't agree, since they removed the
>work item from the JASWG charter that involved investigating the
>100KUSD segment of the fee to see where further reductions for
>applicants from developing regions might be justified.
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