[NA-Discuss] Fwd: Edits and comments to NARALO/ALAC position statement on GAC scorecard

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Thu Mar 31 22:11:46 UTC 2011

Interesting indeed. I must admit that I am one of those who has never 
really seen the need for the "let a thousand flowers bloom" 
philosophy of TLDs. When I started on the ALAC, I said as much a 
couple of times. I was so shouted down and told I really did not 
understand things that I learned to keep my mouth shut (about this 
anyway). Until recently when it has somewhat become acceptable if not 
universal within At-Large.


At 31/03/2011 03:51 PM, Evan Leibovitch wrote:

>It is interesting to note Antony's chronology, and the observation that as
>ALAC has grown more democratic and less appointed, it has cooled to the gTLD
>hysteria about gTLDs shared by ICANN's more-vested interests. Correlation
>does not necessarily infer causality, but I do think there's a definite
>connection here. The more At-Large reflects the Internet end user, and the
>more that the end user community knows about ICANN, the less it cares about
>the panic rush for more TLDs.
>The only exception to this is the IDN fast track for ccTLDs, which did have
>end-user demand (and my full support).

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