[At-Large] ICANN blog : US Government Opposes Launch of New gTLD Program in Cartagena

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 19:31:39 UTC 2010

This ain't a whole helluva lot, to be honest.  ICANN, the corporation - some
would say 'trade association' should be included as definitional - has its
thing going.  And from time to time, it ignores folks we call
'stakeholders'.  USG would not be the first so treated.

The response goes to show though that "all animals are equal but some are
more equal than others".

This is the 'public' rumbling. After so many years of reading the 'tea
leaves' that represent missives from official Washington, you get to know
that the subtext - and the content conveyed in the sub-carrier channels - is
what counts.

....a shot across the ICANN bow for effect......


Carlton A Samuels
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On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 8:53 PM, Dev Anand Teelucksingh <admin at ttcsweb.org>wrote:

> http://blog.icann.org/2010/12/us-government-opposes-launch-of-new-gtld-program-in-cartagena/
> US DoC letter : http://forum.icann.org/lists/5gtld-guide/pdf4SSmb5oOd5.pdf
> US Government Opposes Launch of New gTLD Program in Cartagena
> by Rod Beckstrom
> We appreciate the many comments received so far on the draft Applicant
> Guidebook in its five full versions. We thank the community and all
> who contributed for their engagement, thoughts and opinions during the
> course of this process.
> One of the most recent comments we have received is a letter today
> from the US Department of Commerce (DoC).
> ICANN’s success and legitimacy derive from the multistakeholder model,
> the basis on which new gTLD policy was developed. The policy process
> decision to undertake this program was approved by the GNSO Council in
> 2007 and adopted by ICANN’s board of directors in 2008.
> In the Affirmation of Commitments, the US government and ICANN
> reconfirmed our mutual commitment to the multistakeholder model. ICANN
> confirmed our commitment to solicit public comment and to hear all
> voices.
> As with all contributions, ICANN will give DoC’s comments careful
> consideration as part of the implementation of the GNSO policy.
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