Here’s what I had to say to ICANN.
The deadline to submit comments to ICANN about its New gTLD Applicant Guidebook Version 2 is April 13. Yesterday I formally submitted my comments to ICANN. These comments generally summarize articles on Domain Name Wire, including ICANN Shouldn’t Regulate Morality and Community and Geo Rules Should be Nixed from New TLDs.
I provided my views and included a short paragraph that sums up my concern:
In general, I am very concerned that this process will open up ICANN to a wave of lawsuits, frivolous or not, that may undermine the organization. From a risk management perspective, this could put theentire internet at risk. I recommend taking a slower, phased approach rather than opening up to unlimited applications.
While you’re at it, be sure to submit comments about ICANN’s two whitewash reports about pricing and the benefits of new TLDs. You can see my comments on these silly reports here, and add your own feedback here by April 17.
If you don’t have much time, you can always submit a comment that you endorse my comments.