[ga] NTIA tells ICANN that new TLDs plan is unacceptable
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- Subject: [ga] NTIA tells ICANN that new TLDs plan is unacceptable
- From: George Kirikos <gkirikos@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 16:10:57 -0800 (PST)
Everyone should read the comments from the NTIA made today:
to see that the new TLDs plan by ICANN is not realistic. The 2008 letter that
they reference is at:
which I of course discussed in my original comments (I've made several since).
You can see all the comments so far at:
ICANN as an organization should be listening to folks like myself who've made
thoughtful suggestions, rather than listen to those trying to "game" the
NTIA certainly listens to our comments and concerns, and NTIA is ICANN's boss.
Did ICANN really think that the ultimate "call" on this issue was theirs to
Obviously NTIA has proven they have a superior understanding of what the public
wants, and it will be a short "leap" from that to the natural conclusion that
it's time to end the IANA contract --- outsourcing the important function to
ICANN has proven to be a failed experiment, given that ICANN simply serves a
small cabal of "insiders", rather than the broader public. ICANN has a short
window to change that outcome. It can start by placing the new TLDs program on
indefinite hold until the proper economic studies are performed, AND once the
*optimal* strategy (like our Ascended TLDs proposal, or Fixed Tenders, etc.) is
identified that serves consumers.