[At-Large] [ALAC] [New gTLD RG] gTLD Review Group decisions regarding the comments on objection grounds on the ".book" application by Amazon EU s.a.r.l

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Mon Oct 8 04:18:51 UTC 2012

Not sure what "2TLDs" are, but regardless, that definition is 
incomplete in that it stops history at 2002 and is soon to be out of 
date in that the term sponsored and unsponsored is not being used for 
the TLDs to be approved under the current round. Community TLDs have 
some historical relationship to sponsored TLDs in that they are 
supported by some group. However, once delegated, that group is not 
necessarily in control of the TLD as is theoretically the case for 
Sponsored TLDs. However, the operator of the TLD does have a 
responsibility to maintain the community-based policies it specified 
in its application.


At 07/10/2012 11:43 PM, Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro wrote:
>Sala: From the ICANN Glossary, see: 
>Most TLDs with three or more characters are referred to as "generic" 
>TLDs, or "gTLDs". They can be subdivided into two types, "sponsored" 
>TLDs (sTLDs) and "unsponsored TLDs (uTLDs), as described in more detail below.
>In the 1980s, seven gTLDs (.com, .edu, .gov, .int, .mil, .net, and 
>.org) were created. Domain names may be registered in three of these 
>(.com, .net, and .org) without restriction; the other four have 
>limited purposes.
>In 2001 & 2002 four new unsponsored TLDs (.biz, .info, .name, and 
>.pro) were introduced. The other three new TLDs (.aero, .coop, and 
>.museum) were sponsored.
>Generally speaking, an unsponsored TLD operates under policies 
>established by the global Internet community directly through the 
>ICANN process, while a sponsored TLD is a specialized TLD that has a 
>sponsor representing the narrower community that is most affected by 
>the TLD. The sponsor thus carries out delegated policy-formulation 
>responsibilities over many matters concerning the TLD."
>I would assume that the policy formulation would include 2TLDs.

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