[NA-Discuss] Convening the NA-RALO Puerto Rico ccTLD .PR "task force"
beaubrendler at earthlink.net
Tue Sep 27 21:57:36 UTC 2011
Hello Eduardo, Garth, Gareth and all. This note is meant to convene the "task force" on the Puerto Rico ccTLD issue. I have cc'd the NA-RALO list in case I have missed anyone with interest, or forgottenn expressions of interest in previous calls. Please join us if you want to get involved or remind me if you want to be part of the effort going forward!
To jog memories, or if you are new to the issue...there's an article (a bit old now, and in Spanish) here:
I have also attached a copy of the lawsuit, translated into English, courtesy of Danny Younger. Eduardo probably has more current information on this now, but it's a bit of background.
I recommend we take the following actions:
* Prepare a brief statement that the NA-RALO can make prior to Dakar. If Eduardo can point me to, or send me, a summary of the latest facts in the case I can use that. Or Eduardo and Garth might want to take a crack at writing the statement, if that's the case let me know.
* Ask Garth to put this in perspective of other research that's been done by Knujon and others on the ccTLD space, with an eye towards producing a small report or a statement to the effect that "what's going on with Puerto Rico's country-code level domain may seem unusual, but considering these other things happening with ccTLDS, it's not so unusual." That can be the basis of possibly getting some press, because we are going to need that, or at least the possibility of it, to get that community to take notice and get ICANN/IANA to take the matter seriously.
* Make a determination prior to Dakar of what the appropriate channels are to raise concerns about this, so that we can send some communication up those channels prior to Dakar.
Seems to me like those are some concrete first steps to get things started. Feel free to add or offer other ideas. I think we have an opportunity here since Garth will be joining us in Dakar.
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