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RE: [council] RN-WG SoW

The Reserved Names list has always been an incongruous patchwork, which
the WG is valiantly trying to break down into categories and make
reasoned recommendations for new TLDs.  The result is that some will be
continued, some not, and some will still need further work to come to a

Mike Rodenbaugh

Sr. Legal Director

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-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Rader [mailto:ross@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2007 11:54 AM
To: Mike Rodenbaugh
Cc: GNSO Council
Subject: Re: [council] RN-WG SoW

On 9-Apr-07, at 2:45 PM, Mike Rodenbaugh wrote:

> I object to re-launching this WG with the objective to 'maintain
> the status quo for now'

The onus should always be on making a case for change, otherwise  
existing practice should be preserved, unless we explicitly set forth  
a deadline to cease all similar practices. Continuing reservations in  
one part of the namespace, but ceasing them in others will create  
customer confusion - not between strings, but in policy exemptions.  
Let's try to avoid creating a patchwork.

Ross Rader
Director, Retail Services
t. 416.538.5492
c. 416.828.8783

"To solve the problems of today, we must focus on tomorrow."
- Erik Nupponen

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