[Gnso-newgtld-wg-wt4] Registry Services straw-person

Rubens Kuhl rubensk at nic.br
Thu Aug 31 23:03:15 UTC 2017

> On Aug 31, 2017, at 7:23 PM, Aikman-Scalese, Anne <AAikman at lrrc.com> wrote:
> If no innovation occurred in 2012, then we have a serious problem because there is little reason for the program to exist to establish unlimited domains.

Co-chair hat on:
The question of whether should there be new gTLDs was one of the first the Full WG addressed, and the answer was yes. WT4 is not empowered to reopen that question.

Co-chair hat off:
Even if there was no innovation, the CCT review indicates increase in competition and customer choice, so at least those objectives were achieved. I believe that most innovation that could occur is currently deterred by the gTLD framework itself, so the same factors preventing current registries from launch innovative services deter new gTLDs that could bring innovation; it's not a different string that would enable an innovation that wasn't possible before.

I think I sent once to this list, but it's a good time to send it again: a TED presentation that identified why startups succeed... the (spoilers ahead) answer is timing. And considering the gigantic failure of the program in having predictable timing, it's not a surprise that no innovation came of it.

Also of notice is that most of what we are seeing in this century derives from permission-less innovation, and a program that subjects ideas to one evaluation after another is anything but permission-less. If that's what it takes to have stability in a foundational resource such as the DNS, then what we do is justified, but we have to admit guilt in sacrificing innovation in order to safeguard stability.


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