[At-Large] a non-report on new gTLD

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Wed Dec 14 13:32:25 UTC 2011

Thank you for your note, Izumi.

We made exactly the same remark to Kurt Pritz and his staff in Dakar,
that local ALSes had not been contacted prior to a new gTLD road-show
meeting taking place in a country, thus several of our ALSes missed out
on being able to participate in the new gTLD meetings.
The response that was given, was that the schedule of forthcoming
meetings was open for all to see and could be found on:

Due to the ever changing and evolving nature of such meetings, with some
of them being announced at short notice, we were told that this was the
most efficient and reliable way of finding out where the gTLD road show
was going. Also, if you are staging a new gTLD event in your part of the
world, you may contact staff who will make sure that your event is
reflected in the public calendar reference above.

Kind regards,


On 14/12/2011 10:58, Izumi AIZU wrote :
> ICANN seems to be trying to "communicate" the new gTLD introduction,
> on their website. Not so felt by many or most of us in Japan.
> Most of us were not aware of the event, held with or after "ICANN Report
> meeting" within "Internet Week" event, collection of many meetings of
> mostly techy Internet engineers and Internet business people.
> Well, if you look at the ICANN website and see the pictures, one from
> Beijing, and another from Tokyo, you can tell the difference.
> I don't know how this was organized, but very few potential stakeholders,
> including end-users with AtLarge were contacted or invited.
> A pity indeed.
> izumi
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Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD

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