[GTLD-WG] [CPWG] [Gnso-newgtld-wg] ICANN org's preparation toward implementation of a new round of gTLDs

h.raiche at internode.on.net h.raiche at internode.on.net
Sun Jul 7 11:58:20 UTC 2019


Thanks for this email Christopher
These are important issues for ALAC - issues we have expressed concern
over before and should continue to do so.
Jonathan, could we discuss these issues at the next CPWG
Thanks
Holly

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Wilkinson" 
To:, 
Cc:"cpwg at icann.org" , "gnso-newgtld-wg at icann.org" , "Jeff Neuman" 
Sent:Sat, 6 Jul 2019 19:25:53 +0200
Subject:Re: [CPWG] [Gnso-newgtld-wg] ICANN org's preparation toward
implementation of a new round of gTLDs

	 Dear Cyrus Namazi : 

	 Having reviewed your draft document, for which I thank you,
circulated to the PDP at Marrakech, I would wish to record the
following comments, to which I referred, on—line, during the ICANN65
PDP meetings. 

	 In general, I find that your document heaves too closely to the idea
that the next gTLD Rounds would mirror what your predecessors did in
2012. Whereas, from my point of view the whole point of the current
PDP is to find better ways of doing things next time around. This
should include greater attention to geographical balance, greater
diversity, and ensuring as far as possible that newly delegated gTLDs
will actually be used. 

Words (not 'strings') , in all languages and scripts, are meanings in
the public domain, contributing to communications, culture and
understanding of the general public, world—wide. Until very
recently, there would have been no question of the monopolization of
the uses of a word. But now with Generic TLDs, this has become a very
real prospect, on-line. The ICANN community has contributed massively
to this fact through the single, unique Internet Root. We support the
single Root for many reasons, unrelated to the gTLD programme, but we
must recognise that ultimately the monopolization of words as gTLDs
will undermine global support for the single Root. Accordingly, I
consider that the application, delegation and use of words as gTLDs
has to be handled - indeed 'regulated' – by ICANN with utmost care,
not only for today's users, but also for future users in the long
term. Already, our society, politics and economics have given us
codes, names and other words which are particularly recognisablel.
These are not 'generic' in any meaningful sense; rather the contrary. 

	 Returning to your draft document, I would have the following more
specific comments: 

	 1. ASSUMPTIONS: Your paper assumes that the next round will take the
form of one large open round. There is no consensus in there PDP about
moving in that direction. On the contrary, some of us have argued for
several distinct, specific, windows based on pre-defined categories of
TLDs. This option does not appear from your draft.

That approach would facilitate encouraging applications from
previously under-served categories of applicants and helpl to ensure
that evaluators and eventual arbitrators are in fact well-versed in
the issues affecting each group of applications.

2. VOLUMES: Your paper proposes an arbitrarily large volume of new
applications, all at once in a single window. That is not a model that
I would share. It would give no time for, and stretch available
qualified resources for, qualitative analysis and evaluation of
applications, including time for consultation and – should the need
arise – for eventual opposition.

On the contrary I would strongly recommend a Round that is phased,
prioritised and transparent, notably to third partieds.

	* 

	OUTSOURCING: The paper is not quite consistent: on the one hand one
has 'as little as possible will be outsourced' and on the other hand
one has 'evaluation and objection processing' may be outsourced 'to
expert firms'… But those are precisely the functions that are most
important for the credibility and accountability of te whole process,
bearing in mind that the characteristics of applications may become
far more diverse in several respects, compared with 2012. See also
point 1, above.

4, COSTS AND APPLICATION SUPPORT: The paper is silent on application
support, whereas in the light of the meagre outcome in 2012 in this
respect, the eyes of all are upon ICANN to effectively implement a
workable and results oriented application support programme. This is a
question of prioritization, in time and in the budget. Ploint 1,
above,  refers.

There are other more detailed points arising from your paper which I
would gladly discuss with you through the PDP or bilaterally.
Meanwhile, I would be glad if your department would take on board the
philosophy and key points that I have set out above. 

	 With many thanks to you and your colleagues, 
 Regards 
 Christopher Wilkinson 

	   FROM: Cyrus Namazi  
SENT: Monday, June 17, 2019 1:33 PM
TO: Jeff Neuman ; Cheryl Langdon-Orr 
CC: Trang Nguyen ; David Olive ; Steve Chan ; Marika Konings 
SUBJECT: ICANN org's preparation toward implementation of a new round
of gTLDs

	   Dear Cheryl and Jeff;

	We understand that the Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group
expects to publish its final report with its recommendations by
December 2019. As you likely know, these recommendations may lead to
procedural changes for subsequent rounds of gTLD applications, which
ICANN org must implement and manage.

	In the course of our preparatory work toward the planning and
implementation of the new policy, ICANN org has compiled a number of
fundamental operationally focused assumptions to help with the
preliminary planning and operational readiness of the organization. I
have shared these assumptions with the ICANN Board, and am now sharing
them with all ICANN constituencies in the briefing document attached.

	If the PDP Working Group members are interested in further engagement
and providing feedback and perspective on these assumptions please let
me know and we will be happy to arrange a mutually convenient time for
a discussion. Ideally, we could leverage the time in Marrakech for a
face-to-face meeting.

	For your information, this information will also be included in the
ICANN Community Digest which is planned to be issued later this week.

	   

	   Sincerely,

	   

	   Cyrus Namazi

	   Senior Vice President | Global Domains Division

	   Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

	   801 17th St NW, Suite 400 | Washington, DC 20006 USA

	    

	   Office +1 202 249 7543 | Mobile +1 408 421 6894

	   Skype : cnamazi

	   www.icann.org [8]

	    

	    

	    

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