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Re: [wg-c] compromise proposal
> > I suspect that this formulation helps answer Chris's question as
> > well. With the opportunity to authorize six to ten new registries, if
> > ICANN excludes any major player, it won't be for lack of a slot to put
> > in.
> I could simply ask, what if there are 11 qualified applicants?
> Why not set down criteria FIRST, see how many applicants there
> actually are that meet the criteria, and then decide. Less than 10,
> proceed. More than 10, cross that bridge and work out a solution
> now that there's a known quantity involved.
This is irrelevant to the process. In my mind, the test-bed would be
implemented solely for the purpose of tweaking the business, operational and
technical processes and *not* to pander to individual or corporate
interests. The number can be created arbritrarily without deference to the
points you raise above for the simple fact it is a *pilot* project - not the