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

Christian de Larrinaga cdel at firsthand.net
Thu Mar 31 08:06:34 UTC 2011

and the 2004 to date experience has shown that expansion predicated on a registry sponsor model is not workable in the context of the assumption that a domain name = trademark. The IPR issue blocks DNS name expansion. All we are seeing is the same old names in new tld's.  Not a helpful situation when naming resources are needed to support billions of new users and devices in an IPv6 scale Internet. 

Potential for a significant crisis is defined. 


On 31 Mar 2011, at 00:40, 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..."
> http://forum.icann.org/mtg-cmts/stld-rfp-comments/general/msg00067.html
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