[Ccwg-auctionproceeds] Auction Proceeds Mechanisms

James Gannon james at cyberinvasion.net
Wed Nov 27 23:17:01 UTC 2019

Sam, might be an idea to reframe the discussion here because I came to the same conclusion as John and was also very confused as to what the food to be thought about was.

From: Ccwg-auctionproceeds <ccwg-auctionproceeds-bounces at icann.org> on behalf of Sam Lanfranco <sam at lanfranco.net>
Date: Thursday, 28 November 2019 at 00:12
To: "John R. Levine" <johnl at iecc.com>
Cc: "ccwg-auctionproceeds at icann.org" <ccwg-auctionproceeds at icann.org>
Subject: Re: [Ccwg-auctionproceeds] Auction Proceeds Mechanisms


I fear that you have misunderstood and jumped to conclusions here. I have no idea how the current negotiations around the .org registry will play out, and of course under no circumstances would it, or any new gTLD registry rest with ICANN.

If there is an unspoken assumption here, it is that if (IF) there were a new non-profit gTLD registry, it would likely use profits for the ways envisioned for the Mechanisms. much the way ISOC has with PIR. It was presented as a "What if..." food for thought, and not a "Somebody should..." suggestion.

Sorry that was not clear enough.

Sam Lanfranco

On 11/27/2019 5:34 PM, John R. Levine wrote:
However, whatever new gTLD auction proceeds Mechanism materializes, it involves building capacity to administer a grant making process. It is worth noting that if the .org registry needed a new home or especially if a new public interest gTLD were to be created, an option would be to create the registry out of the selected Mechanism, an entity that would have considerable expertise and hit the ground running.

I am a trustee of the Internet Society and I find this comment to be totally out of line.

ICANN cannot own a registry (other than the tiny and ancient .INT) and the process of running a registry has nothing in common with evaluating and giving grants.  In the unlikely event that the .org sale doesn't complete, the .org registry will still belong to ISOC as it does now.

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