[At-Large] R: IGO names: is this worth war?

Johan Helsingius julf at julf.com
Thu Nov 3 10:06:20 UTC 2016


> But a blanket blow-off of the request to protect at least some IGOs is a
> recipe for a needless showdown. The result of such open hostility will
> simply validate, and indeed expand, negative public perception of ICANN
> and plant the seeds for more Ted Cruz-like attack (which will play right
> into the hands of the multllaterals).

Not sure "there is a proper process for this, and we would really like
you to participate in it rather than try to bypass it" qualifies as
a blanket blow-off or open hostility.

> PS: I am surprised why nobody here has mentioned the "int" TLD, and
> suggested as a partial solution the use and widespread promotion of it
> as a natural and trusted home for IGOs. ICANN's support of such a
> promotional campaign would actually increase its own public trust for it
> would be seen to recognize and address a real problem of abuse.

Good point.


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