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[comments-dotorg] BC Comments on .org

The Business Constituency (BC) support the key policy objectives embodied in
the report on the divestiture of .org endorsed by the DNSO Names Council on
its audio meeting of 17/1/02. Having said that, the BC has two remaining
issues that we wish to communicate to the Board through the inclusion of
this minority view.

The BC would have the ICANN Board note that the BC:
1.	Does support restricted access (applied in the least interventionist
manner by way of ex-post challenge) to future new registrations as a
practical means of defining the constituency of registrants.  Similarly, the
"Sponsored" model of organization responsible for the domain would seem to
provide the best basis for meeting the wish of devolved policy development
inherent in the TF's report.

2.	Urges the Board to increase competition and diversity and encourage
new investment in the provision of gTLD registry services, by ensuring the
market position of existing dominant providers are not entrenched nor
enhanced through participation in, taking an interest in, or contracting to
deliver critical services to, the new .org management organisation.

Grant Forsyth
BC Representative on the NC TF on .org

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