On July 29, the Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) and Public Interest Registry (PIR) sent out a joint letter to ICANN asking it to consider the interests of the end-users as core to its policies in Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) implementation. The letter was received on August 6. The text of the letter is on ICANN's website.
As of today's date, August 21, 2008, we have yet to receive even an acknowledgement of receipt of our letter, let alone a reply. I am concerned about the lack of communication and responsiveness especially on an issue that is so central to the mission of ICANN. After all, at the end of the day do they not serve the interests of the end-users.
Public Interest Registry is a nonprofit corporation that operates the .org top-level domain – the world's third largest "generic" top-level domain with more than 10 million domain names registered worldwide. As an advocate for collaboration, safety and security on the Internet, Public Interest Registry's mission is to empower the global noncommercial community to use the Internet more effectively, and to take a leadership position among Internet stakeholders on policy and other issues relating to the domain naming system. (Learn More)
|Cybersquatting||Policy & Regulation|
|DNS Security||Registry Services|
|IP Addressing||White Space|
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