[NA-Discuss] FW: [Secretariat] Letter of support for promoting non-English/non-Latinscripts in New gTLD Application Process
avri at ella.com
Sun May 29 21:49:54 UTC 2011
I guess what I meant by detracting from the other efforts, it was becoming an item of discussion in JAS and as such I felt it was a distraction from the primary goal. I also think it is trying to leverage its appeal by relating itself to the efforts that have Board/GAC support such as Support for Applicants from developing populations. I think this linkage is also a detraction.
I understand that there are multiple notables who support this idea. I apologize for yet feeling it is a bad idea. I do my best to follow the lead of notables whenever I can.
Yes, there can be some advantage in a few cases where multiple scripts might be advantageous to Internet users and the non commercial communities, but I think the string grab by those who can afford multiple string easily is just a greater disadvantage, and one to be avoided if at all possible. I think that at this point, in this round, it is a possibility that should be set aside for discussion on the next round where there is time to really discuss the issue, its impacts and create a policy that mitigates any negative effects.
For now, I continue to advise against it.
On 29 May 2011, at 16:29, Joly MacFie wrote:
> Hi Avri,
> I'm not clear how supporting the letter detracts from support for the other worthy issues you mention. But I can see how it would perhaps give a cost advantage for the same string to a big pockets international multi domain applicant over a local applicant (at least sans JAS), or at least pre-empt same. There could be an objection process.
> I note that it has support from notable members of both At-Large and NCUC. I imagine the rationale is that giving non-ascii domains this kind of help will in turn boost the whole multi-script Internet in the wider public good.
> I understand your point to be just extend opportunites for corporate string grabbing, and the marketing thereof, while possibly depriving local communities of ownership of those strings as valid, but wonder if it trumps the above?
> I think there may be specific examples of multi-script communities where it might make a lot of sense.
> On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 10:11 AM, Avri Doria <avri at ella.com> wrote:
> I am not an ALS rep, and just an individual member of an ALS but I do not think supporting this letter is a good idea.
> I think we should concentrate on the issues related to supporting less well off groups getting an application for drastically reduced fees and with support than on a plan that predominantly supports businesses who want to get multiple TLDs on the cheap so that they can corner the raw resources of less developed economies - (TLDs in local languages and scripts) based on a single ASCII application.
> I also think its claim that the expenses for ICANN would be the same is un substantiated.
> So I do not have a vote, but I do hope you do not sign on to this letter.
> On 20 May 2011, at 09:59, Thompson, Darlene wrote:
>> See below.
>> Darlene A. Thompson
>> CAP Administrator
>> N-CAP/Department of Education
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>> From: secretariat-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org [secretariat-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] on behalf of Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond [ocl at gih.com]
>> Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 6:42 PM
>> To: ALAC Working List; secretariat at atlarge-lists.icann.org
>> Cc: ron Andruff
>> Subject: [Secretariat] Letter of support for promoting non-English/non-Latinscripts in New gTLD Application Process
>> Dear ALAC members and RALO Leaders,
>> I have been contacted by Ron Andruff and Marilyn Cade, asking us whether
>> we would like to affix our signatures on a letter to the Board
>> supporting promoting non-English/non-Latinscripts in the New gTLD
>> application process.
>> This letter can be found on:
>> There has been much individual support from members of the Joint
>> Applicant Support (JAS) working group as well as some ALAC members who
>> have already signed the letter in their own capacity, myself included.
>> If you would like to sign this letter in your own, or your ALS's
>> capacity, please email your consent to: randruff at rnapartners.com
>> Also please feel free to forward this call on your local RALO list,
>> should you think ALSes in your regions might be interested in signing
>> the letter.
>> Kind regards,
>> Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD
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