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Re: [names] New gTLDs
At 05:50 PM 9/22/99 , firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>Hi, I'm Rebecca Nesson, a student in I&S.
>I am organizing a panel for a pre-ICANN meeting conference on the topic
>of the addition of new gTLDs.
>The object of the panel is to generate concrete, adoptable ideas about
>how ICANN could add new general top-level domains.
>Right now I, with the help of all people with ideas and feelings about
>gTLDs, need to think about/research the questions that focus this bigger
>Please help. Here are some questions to guide you:
>How might new domain names be selected?
>Would each name have a single registry (regardless of number of
>If so, how would the registry be selected?
>How could ICANN deal with the "Oklahoma land rush" problem, i.e.
>everyone trying to get a piece at the same time?
>What are the political forces arrayed against adding new gTLDs?
>What other questions (and answers) do you think are central to this
>Answer any that interest you. Thanks, Becca
Mike Roberts has *already* announced what the
community consensus will be on new gTLDs ;-)
Just one more example why ICANN is illegitimate!
>Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 02:48:58 -0400
>To: [a reporter]
>From: Jay Fenello <Jay@Iperdome.com>
>Here's where Mike Roberts informs everyone
>that he's decided that prior claims to TLDs
>are not valid, are not going to be considered,
>even though this is in direct contradiction to
>the White Paper's approach of a bottom-up
>consensus process to answer this question.
>Also, note that this decision was announced on
>*JANUARY* 19th, 1999, before both the Singapore
>and the Berlin ICANN Board meetings, before the
>DNSO had even been recognized.
>>(Mr. Mike Roberts):
>>"whatever we do about new top-level domains, one of the clear
>>antecedent requirements of that is that we don't make what
>>appears to be a monopoly profit grant. Now there are a lot
>>of mechanisms for dealing with that and we are going to hear
>>a lot of input on that, but I just wanted to sort of get that
>>message out there because we are no longer if we ever were,
>>we are no longer in an Oklahoma land rush approach to the
>>creation of new TLDs. "
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