Widespread optimism with regard to new gTLDs.

John Berryhill articulates optimism with respect to the appearance of an evaluation of the introduction of new gTLDs. He joins the cheerful Wendy Seltzer and (of course) the GNSO’s CBUC which, while probably interested in learning from new develop…

John Berryhill articulates optimism with respect to the appearance of an evaluation of the introduction of new gTLDs. He joins the cheerful Wendy Seltzer and (of course) the GNSO’s CBUC which, while probably interested in learning from new developments, sticks to its principles for a responsible (and competitive) growth of the DNS.

ICANN meetings need more parties…

… so you can get the work done. One of the more disappointing aspects of the Montreal meeting was the lack of social events (i.e., opportunities for informal chat with many other participants): The only central event took place on Monday evening…

… so you can get the work done. One of the more disappointing aspects of the Montreal meeting was the lack of social events (i.e., opportunities for informal chat with many other participants): The only central event took place on Monday evening, and it lasted for precisely two hours. Other than that, the meeting broke up into little groups for the evenings — which certainly was fun, but less productive than, say, the open-for-all Verisign event in Rio.

new sTLDs

ICANN’s draft RFP on the establishment of new sTLDs came as a surprise during the Montreal meeting — in particular the part of it which would restrict this new round to those whose applications for sponsored gTLDs failed in the 2000 round of new …

ICANN’s draft RFP on the establishment of new sTLDs came as a surprise during the Montreal meeting — in particular the part of it which would restrict this new round to those whose applications for sponsored gTLDs failed in the 2000 round of new gTLD additions. This seems remarkably at odds with what one would have expected after the public forum discussions in both Amsterdam last December, and in Rio this March.

Observations and comments on this so far: Milton Mueller reporting from Montreal; ICANN’s public comment forum on the issue (RSS feed here and in the sidebar); Wendy Seltzer hitting the nail right on its top.

There is a ccNSO now.

The board has just adopted the ccNSO bylaw provisions by acclamation, after some discussion about a last-minute amendment which had been introduced by Andy M??ller-Maguhn, but was not adopted. The board is now having a break, in anticipation of “co…

The board has just adopted the ccNSO bylaw provisions by acclamation, after some discussion about a last-minute amendment which had been introduced by Andy Müller-Maguhn, but was not adopted. The board is now having a break, in anticipation of “considerable” debate about the new sTLD RFP.