[At-Large] Fwd: [] Final Issue Report on New gTLD Subsequent Procedures

Christopher Wilkinson cw at christopherwilkinson.eu
Wed Dec 9 22:56:14 UTC 2015


> This is the way it should be with products.

The analogy is false: a TLD is not a 'product'. 

> Web sites can be moved …

Maybe, but I would not have an idea as to how to do that.

More generally, TLD policy should protect the Registrant. Apparently that is not part of the new gTLD deal. Or is it?


On 09 Dec 2015, at 23:17, Avri Doria <avri at acm.org> wrote:

> On 09-Dec-15 12:38, Christopher Wilkinson wrote:
>> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151204_security_firm_predicts_unprecedented_series_of_new_gtld_failures/
>> Good evening. Did the WG see this coming?
> The gTLD group that made the current set of recommendations (many of
> which were disregarded)?
> Yes, it did.
> And it realized that as with all products people come to rely on, some
> survive and some don't.
> This is the way it should be with products.
> I hated it when the store I bought most of my clothing came from shut
> down. 
> But I am learning to cope with it.  Found another store, in fact more
> than one.
> Likewise both people and even businesses can learn to cope.
> Web sites can be moved, what's the big deal as long as there is time to
> take care of it?
> The safe bet will still be an incumbent, those who can tolerate more
> risk will have greater choice.
> In time there will be other successful registries, especially those from
> the portfolio applicants who can afford to carry an unsuccessful name,
> and those will be added to the list of available names for people who
> cannot tolerate risk.
> I do not understand this wringing of hands over the fact that some of
> the flowers that bloom die. Everything is temporary, we should be used
> to it.  And some of those names will be picked up by those registries
> who have a better idea for how to market them.  I think EBERO was good
> idea to give TLDs that might be picked up a chance and to give people
> time to move if not.  But expectations of eternal availability for TLDs
> seems silly to me.
> Do you think that guarantees should be available for any subsequent TLDs?
> avri
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