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Re: [ga] New gTLD Program Updates

  • To: "debbie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <debbie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Michele Neylon :: Blacknight" <michele@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Jeff Williams <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [ga] New gTLD Program Updates
  • From: Hugh Dierker <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 23:39:01 -0700 (PDT)

Debbie and Michele,
I am of the mind that the details are not there.  That, that which is listed is 
Just little anomolies like forums being announced closed but comments come in 
later, the press releases and news and announcements not all being there.
No openness as to the person/individual monitoring/censoring the forums. Lack 
of anything to say by ICANN policymakers. 
It would be difficult to believe that not one of the board members had anything 
to say about these issues --- so one has to ask  "where are their comments?". 
Answer quite obviously is; not in the comments. So we can be sure that 
management had something to say but it is not in the forums or comments.

--- On Fri, 6/12/09, Michele Neylon :: Blacknight <michele@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Michele Neylon :: Blacknight <michele@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [ga] New gTLD Program Updates
To: "debbie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <debbie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "'Glen de Saint Géry'" <Glen@xxxxxxxxx>, "ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" 
Date: Friday, June 12, 2009, 7:53 AM


All the comment period details are here:



On 12 Jun 2009, at 15:01, Debbie Garside wrote:

> Hi Glen
> I would like to send some comments on the draft Applicant Handbook.  Can you 
> tell me when the deadline is for comments and also provide the email address 
> to which comments should be sent?
> Many thanks
> Debbie
> From: owner-ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
> Glen de Saint Géry
> Sent: 12 June 2009 11:13
> To: ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [ga] New gTLD Program Updates
> [To: council[at]gnso.icann.org; liaison6c[at]gnso.icann.org]
> [To: ga[at]gnso.icann.org; announce[at]gnso.icann.org]
> [To: regional-liaisons[at]icann.org]
> http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-3-10jun09-en.htm
> New gTLD Program Updates
> 10 June 2009
> A ICANN offers a set of announcements for public discussion as meeting in 
> Sydney nears. The announcements include:
> New Explanatory Memo for Pre-delegation Testing for New gTLDs
> The module 5 of the Draft Applicant Guidebook version 2 available since early 
> February describes procedures applicable at the concluding stages of the gTLD 
> application process, more specifically, a pre-delegation test addressing 
> technical and other requirements the applicant will be asked to fulfill.
> ICANN is posting today the Pre-Delegation Testing explanatory memoranda [PDF, 
> 108K]. This explanatory memo has been incorporated to the following currently 
> open public comment 
> forumhttp://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/comments-e-en.htm. The deadline 
> for comments is 20 July 2009.
> The purpose of the pre-delegation technical test is to verify the applicant 
> has met its commitment to establish registry operations in accordance with 
> ICANN’s technical and operational criteria described in the Applicant 
> Guidebook. The checks are also intended to ensure that the applicant can 
> operate the gTLD in a stable and secure manner. There are three sets of tests 
> or verification: DNS infrastructure testing and prerequisites, registry 
> system testing and prerequisites, and an additional requirement to provide 
> for continuity of basic registry operations.
> ICANN encourages comments on the interim language provided. The comments 
> received will be considered for version 3 of the draft Applicant Guidebook, 
> scheduled to be published in September 2009.
> IRT Report of Trademark Protection in New gTLDs Public Comment Period Extended
> The public comments period for the Final Report on Trademark Protection in 
> New gTLDs [PDF, 299K] prepared by the Implementation Recommendation Team 
> (IRT) has been extended to July 6th, 2009.
> Malicious Behavior Overarching Issue
> The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has provided a working draft of their 
> comprehensive ongoing study on the topic of potential malicious abuse of the 
> DNS and new gTLD expansion.  The draft report describes several issues and is 
> available for review on the ICANN New gTLD Overarching Issues Wiki.
> Recommended New gTLD Sessions during ICANN Sydney Meeting
> The ICANN Meeting in Sydney (June 21 – 26) will have several New gTLD program 
> sessions. The selection below is a recommendation only and we encourage the 
> ICANN community to see the Sydney schedule for additional details.
> 21 June 2009
> New gTLD Program Updates
> This session will provide an overview on the progress being made on the New 
> gTLD Program. There will be an opportunity for public feedback.
> Workshop on Registry-Registrar Cross-Ownership
> One of the remaining issues to be resolved with regard to the New gTLD 
> Applicant Guidebook is what restrictions should be imposed on new gTLD 
> operators concerning the ownership or control of registrars. This Workshop 
> will focus on potential harms and benefits associated with vertical 
> integration of gTLD registries and registrars, and tools ICANN and the 
> community could consider to attempt to address the issue. The workshop will 
> include presentations from a panel of economists, plus an opportunity for 
> comments from interested registries and registrars, other industry 
> stakeholders, and the public.
> New gTLD Program: Managing a Registry: Best Practices
> At this session, few Top-Level Domain (TLD) Registry managers will share 
> their experience discussing the practical aspects of managing a TLD Registry. 
> This session will cover business, operational and technical aspects of 
> day-to-day Registry management. Some of the topics covered will be: buy vs 
> build; security and scalability considerations; channel management; TLD 
> acceptance issues; IDNs management.
> June 24 2009
> New gTLD Program – Consultation Session on Trademark Protection & Malicious 
> Behavior
> This session is designed to discuss with the community two of the four 
> overarching issues identified in the New gTLD Program: (a) trademark 
> protection; (b) and potential for malicious behavior. This session will be 
> divided in two parts: (1) Trademark Protection - a panel of experts will 
> present and discuss with the community several proposed mechanisms for 
> enhancing protection of intellectual property rights in the New gTLD Program; 
> (2) Malicious Behavior – a panel of experts will provide the community with 
> an update of work done to identify and mitigate potential increases in 
> malicious conduct following the introduction of new gTLDs.
> Other New gTLD Related Events
> Sydney marks the first of a series of overarching issues consultation 
> sessions ICANN staff is planning to conduct in June and July. The four 
> overarching issues that were identified in the first two public comment 
> periods of the Draft Applicant Guidebook (DAG) are: Trademark Protection; 
> Malicious Behavior; Security & Stability; Scale & Demand (the economic impact 
> of the new gTLDs).
> Upcoming live consultation sessions will be held in New York (July 13) and 
> London (July 15).
> In addition to the overarching issues consultation sessions described above, 
> ICANN will also be hosting live outreach/educational events and webinars to 
> offer an introduction about New gTLDs, give up-to date program developments 
> and make available relevant ICANN staff for face to face discussions. These 
> events are designed in a wide range of formats to address different levels of 
> knowledge.
> A pre-registrations page for these events will be made available soon. For 
> updates, please go to the New gTLD Program page.
> Resources:
> New gTLD Program: http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtld-program.htm
> Overarching Issues Wiki: 
> https://st.icann.org/new-gtld-overarching-issues/index.cgi?new_gtld_overarching_issues
> Sydney Meeting: http://syd.icann.org/
> Relevant Open Public Comments:
> Trademark Protection (IRT Final Report): 
> http://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/public-comment-200906.html#irt-report
> Revised Excerpts of New gTLD Applicant Guidebook (DAG): 
> http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/comments-e-en.htm
> New GTLDs and the Internet
> Openness Change Innovation
> After years of discussion and thought, new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) 
> are being expanded. They will allow for more innovation, choice and change to 
> a global Internet presently served by only 21 generic top-level domain names. 
> As a not-for profit corporation dedicated to coordinating the Internet's 
> addressing system, ICANN is not doing this to add to its revenue.  An 
> implementation plan is being developed with opportunities for public 
> comment.  There will be processes for objections. There has also been 
> detailed technical scrutiny to ensure the Internet's stability and security. 
> There will be an evaluation fee but it will recover costs only (expenses so 
> far, application processing and anticipated legal costs).
> Promoting competition and choice is one of the principles upon which ICANN 
> was founded. In a world with 1.5 billion Internet users (and growing), 
> diversity, choice and innovation are key.  The Internet has supported huge 
> increases in choice, innovation and the competition of ideas, and expanding 
> new gTLDs is an opportunity for more.
> Glen de Saint Géry
> GNSO Secretariat
> gnso.secretariat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> http://gnso.icann.org
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> 17:53
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> 17:53

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