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

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Thu Jan 21 23:07:08 UTC 2016

On 20/12/2015 21:25, Carlton Samuels wrote:
> Back to George's 2nd reason for voting no, he was unhappy with the
> configuration of the Applicant Support program. He argued then that a
> fund to bootstrap gTLD registries in developing economies would see
> ICANN engaged in picking winners and losers, and likely a distortion
> of the market. He favoured a mix of initiatives, some of which could
> be funded by ICANN.

I vaguely remember I had asked George about his vote. He was adamant
that a lot more should have been done by ICANN for applicant support and
that the Applicant Support Program that we had designed in haste was
just a plastercast on a wooden leg.

It would be interesting to ask Board members individually if any of them
regret their vote?

Kindest regards,


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