[New gTLD RG] Proposed text regarding the decisions taken on the RG call on August 6 2012

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 17:52:46 UTC 2012


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On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 11:40 AM, Dev Anand Teelucksingh
<admin at ttcsweb.org>wrote:

> Dear All,
>
> On the gTLD RG call on August 6 2012 regarding the wiki comments
> received on the .book application by Amazon EU s.a.r.l, it was decided
> not to submit a comment on the application to the ALAC for possible
> submission to ICANN's new gTLD comment forum before the close of the
> Application Comment Period and to refer the issues raised to the new
> gTLD WG.
>
> Below is the proposed text that I will send to the ALAC, new gTLD WG
> chair, InternetNZ on behalf of the gTLD RG informing them of this
> decision. Comments or suggestions for the text are welcomed. I will
> formally send this to the aforementioned persons/organisations as well
> as to the At-Large mailing list and update the RG wiki late this
> evening or early tomorrow.
>
>
> Kind Regards,
>
> Dev Anand Teelucksingh
> gTLD RG chair
>
> -----------------------
>
> The gTLD Review Group (gTLD RG) received a comment on community
> objection grounds by InternetNZ, an ALS in APRALO, on the application
> by Amazon EU S.A.R.L for the applied for gTLD string "book" on July 26
> 2012.
>
> InternetNZ's comment was posted to the At-Large new gTLD Applications
> Dashboard Workspace at
> https://community.icann.org/display/newgtldrg/.book+_OG
>
> Several comments from At-Large, including members of the gTLD RG were
> received and posted on the wiki page at
> https://community.icann.org/display/newgtldrg/.book+_OG
> including a condensed version of InternetNZ's comment by gTLD RG
> members Eduardo Diaz and Yrjo Lansipuro.
>
> The comments by InternetNZ and others raises concerns regarding the
> availability of 2nd level domains under generic TLDs. Whether domains
> under such proposed generic TLDs should be available or "open" to the
> wider public or "closed" to the applicants applying for the proposed
> gTLD.
>
> Because such concepts are outside the scope of the application for
> ".book" by Amazon EU s.a.r.l, the gTLD RG on its conference call on
> Monday August 6 2012 decided not to submit a comment on this
> application to the ALAC for possible submission to ICANN's new gTLD
> comment forum before the close of the Application Comment Period.
>
> However, given the concepts raised regarding the availability of 2nd
> level domains under gTLDs has policy implications that impacts
> individual Internet end users, the gTLD RG recommends that the issues
> raised be referred to the At-Large new gTLD Working Group
> (https://community.icann.org/x/8Yoi) for discussion and possible
> policy recommendations.
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