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Re: [ga] DC hearing on new TLDs at 10 am today (September 23rd)

  • To: George Kirikos <gkirikos@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [ga] DC hearing on new TLDs at 10 am today (September 23rd)
  • From: Antony Van Couvering <avc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 10:47:22 -0400

Here at the meeting -- Doug Brent's testimony solid and respectful. Heath of INTA says that trademark holders care about consumers, and wants another economic study (presumably until they get the results they want).

Paul Stahura of eNom quotes Henry Ford, "If I asked my customers what they wanted, they would have said -- 'a faster horse.' ". Makes a lot of sense about competition.

Del Bianco of NetChoice tries to drive a wedge between IDNs and Roman- character gTLDs. Quite a showman, very slick, trying to get laughs with Mark Twain quotes.

Questions from members.

Chairman Johnson - is ICANN going to implement IRT recommendations?

Brent - new DAG will include at least two recommendations -- thick Whois and post-delegation review.

Sent from my handheld.

On Sep 23, 2009, at 9:18, George Kirikos <gkirikos@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi folks,

Just a reminder that the hearing in DC on new TLDs starts in less than
an hour (at 10 am Eastern time).

One can watch the webcast live via the September 23rd link at:


and read the prepared statements at:


As an experiment, I've created a little free chatroom via TinyChat.com
if some others in the ICANN community might want to text chat during the hearing. See:



George Kirikos

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