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After the ICANN Marina Del Rey meeting, the NCDNHC went through a full
on-line vote, to approve (or eventually dismiss) the resolution texts, which
were elaborated during the constituency meeting (Nov 13th) and presented to
the board during the Open forum Meeting (Nov 15th).

You will find below the text of the resolution concerning new TLD

On-line vote result for this resolution is:
    YES: 29
    NO:  13
    ABS: 1

At the time of the vote, 156 non commercial organizations were entitled to
vote (with 2 vote for large organizations, and 1 vote for small

Thanks for transmitting this info to the board members.

Best regards

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ICANN-NCDNHC, Nov 13th, 2000

Resolution on new top-level domain applications

The non-commercial constituency of the DNSO supports the following policy
criteria as guides to the selection of new top-level domains:


1.ICANN's mandate is primarily technical coordination, and

2.The 44 applications before ICANN propose a broad variety of policies and
business models, all of which may offer valuable experience
for the testbed period, and

3.Diversity of service and additional choices for users are the primary
objective of adding new top-level domains,

Resolved, that the non-commercial constituency urges ICANN to:

1. Accept all technically and operationally sound applications for top-level
domain names if there are no other applications for the same name;

2. When there are mutually exclusive applications for the same top-level
domain name, use the following rules to resolve conflicts:

* Select the applicant organization that designates a registry which
is not already a registry for top-level domains in the ICANN-administered
root; and
* Avoid giving contested top-level domains in the first round to
organizations or consortiums that represent more than 40% market share of
the existing market for registry or registrar services in the .com, .net,
and .org top-level domains.

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