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RE: [ga] Capture by a Self-interested Faction

  • To: "'Danny Younger'" <dannyyounger@xxxxxxxxx>, "'Karl Auerbach'" <karl@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [ga] Capture by a Self-interested Faction
  • From: "Roberto Gaetano" <roberto@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 08:52:44 +0100
  • Cc: <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • In-reply-to: <305446.97209.qm@web52209.mail.yahoo.com>
  • Sender: owner-ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Thread-index: AcdhI0MM2Td/cg2tSkWtnsJfUcH+QAAMsGxw

I don't have the cristal ball, therefore I don't know how the Board will
vote the moment that a decision has to be made, but the only thing that I
can say is that Klensin's concern are known to the Board, who will take them
into account (along with all other contributions from either point of view).

As for o'com, I thought it was already reserved by the Irish Registry...



> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:owner-ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Danny Younger
> Sent: 08 March 2007 02:26
> To: Karl Auerbach
> Cc: ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [ga] Capture by a Self-interested Faction
> Hi Karl,
> Option #1 is particularly bad, although Chuck Gomes is 
> probably salivating at the prospect of auctioning 
> single-letter .com and .net names via the new registry 
> services process that would necessarily put all auction 
> proceeds directly into VeriSign's pockets.
> It's a bad choice because it creates the impression that such 
> an offering is in fact a new TLD registry service when in 
> reality making a domain such as o.com available for 
> registration is identical to the process of making 
> asdfgertchtybvertyfinhvd54hteiflhs.com
> available -- there's nothing new about the nature of the 
> service being provided; all we're talking about is just 
> another string choice within the pool of available names.
> Further, I remain concerned that John Klensin's concerns were 
> dismissed by this SubGroup -- see 
> http://gnso.icann.org/mailing-lists/archives/registrars/msg04473.html
> Finally, I would ask if IDN registrations could be used to 
> readily spoof domains such as O.com.  
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