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[ga] Fw: Re: Comments on New gTLD Program

  • To: GA <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [ga] Fw: Re: Comments on New gTLD Program
  • From: Hugh Dierker <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2009 08:12:06 -0700 (PDT)

--- On Wed, 9/2/09, Hugh Dierker <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Hugh Dierker <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Comments on New gTLD Program
To: "Rod Beckstrom" <rod_beckstrom@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2009, 11:00 PM

Mr. Beckstrom,
Thank you for this follow-up note.  I did not take it as personal in tone or 
manner so I felt free to let members of the GA in on the encouraging new style 
of interactive governance your office is taking at the helm of ICANN.
With this evolution of the gTLDs into more community oriented and related 
applications, I hope that we can find methods through the TLDs in increase 
community and individual involvement in our Internet Governance.
I note with some interest that some of the applicants are in fact incorporating 
interactive user inclusion in the administration of the TLDs. Those of us at 
cogitoergosum that follow ICANN believe this is an opportunity to actually 
require individual user participation in the running of the TLDs. It would seem 
that involvement at this level may increase the actual impact each voice may 
have and create an invaluable tool for future bottom up participation.
Thank you for your attention to our concerns.
Eric Hugh Dierker
cc to GA in 2 days unless requested otherwise

--- On Wed, 9/2/09, Rod Beckstrom <rod_beckstrom@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Rod Beckstrom <rod_beckstrom@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Comments on New gTLD Program
To: hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2009, 3:57 PM

Dear Hugh Dierker,
Thank you for your thoughtful comments regarding the introduction of new 
generic top-level domain names into the market place. 
We are considering your comments, along the many others we have received, in 
the context of the development of the next version of the Draft Applicant 
Guidebook, preparations for which are advancing and is scheduled to be 
published prior to the ICANN meeting in Seoul. 
As you will appreciate, the New gTLD Program is a significant undertaking and 
we are progressing step by step to ensure that all the sectors in the community 
are provided an opportunity to contribute, and all potential issues are 
understood and resolved before launching what will surely be a substantial 
shift in the domain name system. 
While we still have work ahead of us, we are confident that with your and the 
Internet community’s continuing participation, the New gTLD Program will be 
launched in a manner that enhances competition and choice for Internet users, 
broadens regional participation through the introduction of IDNs and community 
based TLDs, and protects the rights and interests of all. 
Again, thank you for your participation in the process and if you have any 
further questions regarding the introduction of new gTLDs, please send these to 
Yours sincerely, 
Rod Beckstrom
President & CEO


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