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Re: [wg-c] straw poll -- reminder
On Tue, 17 Aug 1999, Jonathan Weinberg wrote:
> I'm away from home, and as a result not as well-organized as I'd
> like to be. Near as I can tell, the following 24 WG members who have
> posted to the list at least once[*] haven't submitted votes in the straw
> poll: Dennis Jennings, Kilnam Chon, Daiva Tamulioniene, Eva Frolich,
> Amadeu Abril i Abril, Ivan Pope, Werner Staub, Ross Wm. Rader, Javier
> Sola, John Lewis, Tolga Yurderi, Petter Rindforth, Martin B. Schwimmer,
> Craig Simon, Jeffrey Neuman, Onno Hovers, Keith Gymer, Jim Glanz, Rob
> Hall, Raul Echeberria, Caroline Chicoine, Robert F. Connelly, Anthony
> Lupo, Kathryn Kleiman.
> To the extent that any of you *have* voted (but I lost those files
> en route to my mother-in-law's house), please let me know. For those of
> you who haven't voted, I urge you please to do so now. You need only send
> in an answer to Question One at this point. For your convenience, I'm
> reprinting Question One below.
> QUESTION ONE: HOW MANY NEW gTLDS, AND HOW FAST?
> Option 1: Without regard to whether it would be desirable to have many
> gTLDs in the long term, ICANN should proceed now by adding only a few, and
> then pausing for evaluation. Only after assessing the results should it
> initiate any action to add more.
> Option 2: ICANN should implement a plan contemplating the authorization
> of many new gTLDs over the next few years. (Example: ICANN might plan to
> authorize up to 10-12 new registries, each operating 1-3 new gTLDs, each
> year, for a period of five years; each year's authorizations would be
> staggered over the course of the year.) This option would place the
> burden on opponents, if evidence comes in demonstrating that additional
> new gTLDs are a bad idea or that the rollout is too fast, to bring that
> evidence to ICANN's attention and call for a halt or a slowdown.
> [*] I figure that anybody who hasn't posted to the list even once has
> probably decided that his or her energies are best expended elsewhere.
> Jonathan Weinberg
> co-chair, WG-C
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