[ga] GA members' statement on dot-org divestiture
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From: Thomas Roessler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 17:56:36 +0100
Subject: GA members' statement on dot-org divestiture
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 Task Force
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
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.
Don Brown <donbrown_L@inetconcepts.net> GA-subscr, GA-voting
Marc Schneiders <email@example.com> GA-subscr, GA-voting,
Sotiris Sotiropoulos <firstname.lastname@example.org> GA-subscr, GA-voting
Dan Steinberg <email@example.com> GA-voting
Michael Froomkin <firstname.lastname@example.org> GA-subscr, GA-voting
Thomas Roessler <email@example.com> GA-subscr, GA-voting
Joop Teernstra <firstname.lastname@example.org> GA-subscr, GA-voting
Alexander Svensson <email@example.com> GA-subscr, GA-voting
David P. Farrar <firstname.lastname@example.org> GA-subscr, GA-voting
Leah Gallegos <email@example.com> GA-subscr, GA-voting
Jessica Westbrook <JessWest@aol.com> GA-subscr, GA-voting
Chuck Gomes <firstname.lastname@example.org> GA-voting, gTLD
Jeff Williams <email@example.com>
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