[At-Large] gTLD Review Group decisions regarding the comments by IT for Change, India

Avri Doria avri at acm.org
Tue Sep 25 10:51:44 UTC 2012


In this case the At-Large New gTLD WG, has as one of its chartered work items, the task of reviewing issues with the roll out of new gTLDs.  The issues are brought to the group, discussed and if there is support in the group for taking some form of action, a recommendation its made to the ALAC. Alac then decides whether 

The issue of private generic TLDs its already on the list of issues to be discussed: 

The discussion is just starting and I cannot predict at this point what might come of it.

parminder <parminder at itforchange.net> wrote:

>Dear Dev
>IT for Change thanks the gTLD Review Group for giving consideration to 
>its inputs.
>I did not quite understand that is the remit of this other group headed
>by Avri.... What kind of output/ recs can it produce? Is commenting on 
>the overall policy within its remit? Thanks for providing these 
>clarifications. parminder
>On Tuesday 25 September 2012 09:33 AM, Dev Anand Teelucksingh wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> The gTLD Review Group (gTLD RG ;
>> received a comment from IT for Change, India on September 11 2012.
>> IT for Change, India's comment was not directed at a specific
>> application or applicant but was posted to the At-Large new gTLD
>> Applications Dashboard at
>> for comment.
>> The comment by IT for Change, India is that allowing generic words as
>> private TLDs  (i.e with single registrant, with no requirement to
>> second level domain names available to the open market) is against
>> public interest.
>> Because such a concept is outside the scope of any particular
>> applicant or application, the gTLD RG will not be submitting a
>> for the ALAC for possible submission to ICANN's new gTLD comment
>> before the close of the Application Comment Period on September 26
>> 2012.
>> However, given the concept raised regarding generic words becoming
>> private TLDs has policy implications that impacts individual Internet
>> end users, the gTLD RG recommends that the issues raised be referred
>> to the At-Large new gTLD Working Group (new gTLD WG ;
>> https://community.icann.org/x/8Yoi) for discussion and possible
>> recommendations. We note that the issues referred to the new gTLD WG
>> from past comments received by the gTLD RG
>> (https://community.icann.org/display/newgtldrg/.book+_OG) have been
>> added to the new gTLD WG's agenda.
>> Kind Regards,
>> Dev Anand Teelucksingh
>> Chair, gTLD Review Group
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