[NA-Discuss] FW: [Secretariat] Letter of support for promoting non-English/non-Latinscripts in New gTLD Application Process

Avri Doria avri at ella.com
Fri May 20 14:11:24 UTC 2011


I am not an ALS rep, and just an individual member of an ALS but I do not think supporting this letter is a good idea.

I think we should concentrate on the issues related to supporting less well off groups getting an application for drastically reduced fees and with support than on a plan that predominantly supports  businesses who want to get multiple TLDs on the cheap so that they can corner the  raw resources of less developed economies - (TLDs in local languages and scripts) based on a single ASCII application.

I also think its claim that the expenses for ICANN would be the same is un substantiated.  

So I do not have a vote, but I do hope you do not sign on to this letter.


On 20 May 2011, at 09:59, Thompson, Darlene wrote:

> See below.
> Darlene A. Thompson
> CAP Administrator
> N-CAP/Department of Education
> P.O. Box 1000, Station 910
> Iqaluit, NU  X0A 0H0
> Phone:  (867) 975-5631
> Fax:  (867) 975-5610
> dthompson at gov.nu.ca
> ________________________________________
> From: secretariat-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org [secretariat-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] on behalf of Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond [ocl at gih.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 6:42 PM
> To: ALAC Working List; secretariat at atlarge-lists.icann.org
> Cc: ron Andruff
> Subject: [Secretariat] Letter of support for promoting non-English/non-Latinscripts in New gTLD Application Process
> Dear ALAC members and RALO Leaders,
> I have been contacted by Ron Andruff and Marilyn Cade, asking us whether
> we would like to affix our signatures on a letter to the Board
> supporting promoting non-English/non-Latinscripts in the New gTLD
> application process.
> This letter can be found on:
> http://icann.org/en/correspondence/andruff-et-al-to-dengate-thrush-beckstrom-11may11-en.pdf
> There has been much individual support from members of the Joint
> Applicant Support (JAS) working group as well as some ALAC members who
> have already signed the letter in their own capacity, myself included.
> If you would like to sign this letter in your own, or your ALS's
> capacity, please email your consent to: randruff at rnapartners.com
> Also please feel free to forward this call on your local RALO list,
> should you think ALSes in your regions might be interested in signing
> the letter.
> Kind regards,
> Olivier
> --
> Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD
> http://www.gih.com/ocl.html
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