[At-Large] News on the .health TLD allocation

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Wed Sep 3 21:56:51 UTC 2014

On 3 September 2014 17:25, Antony Van Couvering <avc at namesatwork.com> wrote:

> PICs were "voluntary."

​Voluntary and unenforceable -- essentially useless. The PIC concept was a
hasty and supremely stupid act of GAC appeasement, destined to please
nobody and failing even as the PR stunt it was intended to be.

Minds + Machines' PICs don't have that out clause, but Donuts' do. There is
> no standardization.  The PICs were not required, although it was strongly
> suggested that those who did not volunteer might be drafted, so to speak.
> Moving goal posts, as always with ICANN.

​That's what happens when the public interest is bolted-on as an
afterthought, not baked-in.
​ This wound was self-inflicted.​

- Evan

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