[NA-Discuss] IMPORTANT: US Senate hearings on new gTLDs

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Sat Dec 10 01:18:16 UTC 2011

+1 on this.

On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 11:38 AM, Avri Doria <avri at ella.com> wrote:

 I think Senators and those who testify should be better educated about
> their subject manner.  For example I found it amazing that those seeking
> defense from new gTLD in their name, did not admit to the existence of the
> Independent Objector, who could take their issue forward if someone was
> applying for their name fraudulently.  All of the Charitable and Service
> NGOs could use this avenue as well as the good services of their GAC
> representative who could bring GAC consensus into supporting their cause,
> when just.  E.g. I am certain that if a group of pedophiles where to apply
> for YMCA, the US GAC representative would make sure that it did not go
> forward, it might even fail the first test on the applicant-check.  So they
> have lots of avenues for redress without having to resort to a too-high*
> Formal Objection fee.
> I hope ICANN releases and sends to the Committee a point by point
> refutation of the negative points made in testimony - showing the
> mechanisms that have been created to address the particular concerns (e.g.
> application question 18c in response to defensive second level registration
> issues).

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