Re: [ga] Where is the New TLDs Evaluation Process?
Richard - have read your concerns. And yes your right. Thats the way it
goes with ICANN. It's business as usual.
Joe Baptista - only at www.baptista.god
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On Sat, 28 Jun 2003, Richard Henderson wrote:
> Excuse me for asking a dumb question, but where *is* the New TLDs Evaluation
> It's fine having a public forum about the process, but where is the process
> There was a committee set up to define the aims and workings of a NewTLDs
> Evaluation Process, but as far as I know, nobody has been appointed to chair
> the actual Process itself (though Stuart Lynn said this would be cleared up
> at Shanghai) and I can see no sign of the Process at all.
> Now ICANN is making decisions about further New TLDs, which it is limiting
> to 'sponsored' ones, and I question whether its decisions should be branded
> 'arbitrary' if it has failed to carry through the proper process of
> Evaluation of its much-vaunted "Proof of Concept" testbed with the last
> Furthermore, it has failed to publish the Registry Evaluation reports from
> Afilias and Neulevel, which should have been available for publication over
> a year ago under the terms of Appendix U of the ICANN-Registry Agreements.
> The excuse given for not publishing them was "ICANN staff haven't had time"
> but that was a year ago.
> These should have shed valuable light on the severe problems (some would say
> fiasco) which occurred at the launch of .info and .biz
> I raised questions with Dan Halloran over 400 days ago, and he has never
> acknowledged my mail. I asked Paul Twomey to respond to me about this, a
> month ago, and... he has never acknowledged my mail.
> I don't personally matter (though I appreciate professionalism and courtesy)
> but the process *does*. ICANN seems to be ignoring what it chooses to
> ignore, and doing what it chooses to do, but how does it account for the
> invisibility of a Process it promoted itself?
> If there is no New TLDs Evaluation Process, how can we expect informed
> discussion to take place prior to the selection of further TLDs?
> If there is no New TLDs Evaluation Process, carried out formally and
> professionally, then how can we trust ICANN to make fair and considered
> selections of New Registries and New TLDs?
> If there is no New TLDs Evaluation Process, why should we suppose that the
> same mistakes and corruption that beset the earlier TLDs will not be
> repeated all over again?
> Does the ICANN Board just want to do whatever it chooses, without submitting
> to a formal Evaluation Process?
> Where is the New TLDs Evaluation Process?
> Richard Henderson
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