[ga] PLEASE SIGN - GA comments on dot-org
This is to remind you that I am collecting signatures in favor (or
opposition) of the GA members' comments on dot-org drafted and
posted by Alexander on Sunday.
Since these comments are the closest approximation of an official GA
minority opinion we can produce within the short time frame, I'd
like to urge you to send me your notes in favor or opposition of
these comments until Friday 15:00 CET, off-list. Please mention the
type of your GA membership (GA subscriber, GA voting registry
member, DNSO constituency member [which constintuency?]).
For your convenience, I'm reproducing the text below.
Proposal for GA members' comments on dot-org:
The undersigned members of the DNSO General Assembly
1. endorse the criteria and guidelines for applicants for operation
of the .org registry contained in the Final Report of the .org
2. support the unrestricted character of .ORG, both for new and old
registrants, and the absence of new eviction mechanisms for
domain name holders.
3. emphasize the need for a complete divestiture of the .org TLD and
urge the DNSO Names Council and the ICANN Board to ensure that
the divestiture increases competition. The applicant
organizations must submit proposals which are consistent with the
goal of divestiture.
4. are concerned about the possibility of a price raise in the .org
registration fee and emphasize that the registry fee should be
"as low as feasible consistent with the maintenance of good
quality service" (TF Final Report, 4). The ICANN Board's decision
about the applicant organization should not be deflected by
excessive attention to proposals for spending a possible surplus.
5. encourage applicant organizations to propose ways of ensuring
that the "differentiation of the domain", which is "a key
objective in the transition" (TF Final Report, 2e), is also
communicated to dispute resolution providers and panelists. A
simplistic, undifferentiated approach to domain disputes in the
.org TLD puts the potential benefits at risk.
6. urge applicant organizations to consider incentives and
deterrents to ensure that all registrars market .org domains in a
way which does not run counter to the goal of differentiation
enabling end-user choice.
7. thank the GA representative on the .org Task Force, Marc
Schneiders, for his work.
Thomas Roessler http://log.does-not-exist.org/
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