[discuss] ICANN and IDNs with U-labels at the top leve
avri at acm.org
Thu Jan 2 22:58:57 UTC 2014
On 02-Jan-14 16:44, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> What I don't like is the extent to which this has become a
> financial matter.
I dont like it much either.
Having allowed that to happen is an Ig issue. It was a policy issue by
ICANN community that said that the new gTLD application process should
be self funded though allowance could be made for developing economies.
And it was ICANN staff policy that said the fees should be high enough
to fund any possible legal challenge ICANN might face and should
retroactively fund the policy work that had been done on new gTLDs,
without also giving any consideration of developing economy applicants,
while 'self funding' the application processing.
All this while Nation states were stating that new gTLDs should be free
for Least Developed and Island economies. And while the At-Large and
NCSG was decrying the lack of timely and and adequate support programs
for developig economies. As Milton says, just about everything ICANN
does is policy and the subject of wider Ig concerns.
There is expected to be another round. To what exent does the larger
community have anything to say about how the policies are structured for
the next round. What are the Ig implications of further round
While making the argument that Ig policy touches an IETF technical issue
can be challenging at times, arguing that Ig policy touches on ICANN
issues is easy.
To what extent should the problems you, Andrew and others bring up about
ICANN and its policies be considered by ICANN in its further dealings?
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