12 Jan '12, 3pm

ICANN to critics: we’ve already done pilot TLD rounds

ICANN continues to make things up as they go along. Go back to the Kurt Pritz testimony to the Senate: http://commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Hearings&ContentRecord_id=22f4a71e-93e9-4711-acec-3ed7f52277cc&Statement_id=dfc91716-64d0-4f70-b155-884c9ddfba97&ContentType_id=14f995b9-dfa5-407a-9d35-56cc7152a7ed&Group_id=b06c39af-e033-4cba-9221-de668ca1978a&MonthDisplay=12&YearDisplay=2011 where he stated on page 4: “Two prior rounds of new TLDs have been limited by size or type — and the restrictions hobbled the realization of benefits.” So ICANN’s “logic” is as follows: If the prior rounds were successful, that’s evidence we need more new TLDs. If the prior rounds were *not* successful, that’s evidence we need EVEN MORE and UNLIMITED new TLDs. I think a third grader can see the problem with that “logic”. The 2008 letter from the NTIA/DOC/DOJ used the correct logic, namel...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2012/01/12/icann-to-critics-wev...

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