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Re: [[wg-c] CONSENSUS CALLS -- THIS IS IT]
2. yes; esp with ref to a chartered TLD, which in my case I think easily meets
all the principles (that is, a US chartered bank is easily identifiable and
3. No. I'd rather suggest a group to iron out any tech questions, leave the
policy for later.
> PROPOSED ROUGH CONSENSUS ITEM NUMBER ONE
> The initial rollout should include a range of top level domains, from open
> TLDs to restricted TLDs with more limited scope.
> PROPOSED ROUGH CONSENSUS ITEM NUMBER TWO
> Criteria for assessing a gTLD application, subject to current technical
> constraints and evolving technical opportunities, should be based on all of
> the following principles :
> 1. Meaning: An application for a TLD should explain the significance of the
> proposed TLD string, and how the applicant contemplates that the new TLD
> will be perceived by the relevant population of net users. The application
> may contemplate that the proposed TLD string will have its primary semantic
> meaning in a language other than English.
> 2. Enforcement: An application for a TLD should explain the mechanism for
> charter enforcement where relevant and desired.
> 3. Differentiation: The selection of a TLD string should not confuse net
> users, and so TLDs should be clearly differentiated by the string and/or by
> the marketing and functionality associated with the string.
> 4. Diversity: New TLDs are important to meet the needs of an expanding
> Internet community. They should serve both commercial and non-commercial
> 5. Honesty: A TLD should not unnecessarily increase opportunities for
> malicious or criminal elements who wish to defraud net users.
> 6. Competition: The authorization process for new TLDs should not be used
> as a means of protecting existing service providers from competition.
> PROPOSED ROUGH CONSENSUS ITEM NUMBER THREE
> WG-C recommends that the Names Council charter a working group to develop
> policy regarding internationalized domain names using non-ASCII characters.
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