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Re: [ga] IRT Final Report Not Published by May 24, 2009

  • To: GNSO GA Mailing List <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, George Kirikos <gkirikos@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [ga] IRT Final Report Not Published by May 24, 2009
  • From: Hugh Dierker <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 07:38:19 -0700 (PDT)

I like and basically concur in your assesment.  But it takes one leap of faith 
that I am unwilling to make.  What they intended and what they said they 
intended are probably different.  So as here on the GA, the lack of 
participation -- bottom up or otherwise -- was probably a success.
OTOH;  they are mind numbingly incompetent?

--- On Wed, 5/27/09, George Kirikos <gkirikos@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: George Kirikos <gkirikos@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [ga] IRT Final Report Not Published by May 24, 2009
To: "GNSO GA Mailing List" <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 6:09 AM

Hi folks,

According to the ICANN Board resolution that created the IRT:


it was tasked to:

"produce a final report to be published no later than 24 May 2009" 

It is now May 27, 2009, and no final report has been made public either on 
ICANN's website, the comment forum,


or on the IRT wiki:


Assuming they have missed their deadline, while at the same time they imposed 
unrealistic deadlines upon companies and individuals not in the IRT to submit 
comments, I think it's safe to declare the entire process a complete and utter 

As a consensus does not exist on how to solve these and other overarching 
issues related to new gTLDs, the entire new gTLD program should be shelved so 
that the community no longer wastes valuable time and resources on doomed 
projects. ICANN needs to admit failure and move on, in order to preserve any 
last scintilla of legitimacy it imagines itself to possess. The community focus 
should instead be placed upon important matters like DNSSEC and IPv6. The 
NTIA/DOC/DOJ should give more direct instructions to ICANN in this regard to 
reiterate its past letters on new gTLDs:



George Kirikos


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