[At-Large] What ALAC said about new gTLDs in 2003

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Wed Mar 30 23:37:25 UTC 2011

Antony, without commenting on the substance of the ALAC positions 
then or now, I hardly think it is relevant to quote a 7 1/2 year old 
INTERIM ALAC position from a time when:

- the INTERIM ALAC had only been formed earlier in 2003;
- it was composed largely (10 out of 15) of members appointed by the Board;
- the NomCom appointed members had been in place for only a few 
months and some may not even have attended the only intervening ICANN 
meeting that started 6 days after their appointment.


At 30/03/2011 06:40 PM, Antony Van Couvering wrote:
>"ALAC supports an expansion of the gTLD namespace that allows both 
>sponsored and unsponsored names.  We understand that the current 
>proposed RFP limited to sponsored TLDs, is suggested as a 
>continuation of the "Proof of Concept" testbed.  First, therefore, 
>we offer suggestions for making this limited expansion more 
>equitable.  We further urge ICANN to move quickly beyond "testing" 
>to more open addition of a full range of new gTLDs in the near future..."
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