i posted a copy the comments i submitted to ICANN on the new gTLD proposals
on my profile, and today received an e-mail:


Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 15:58:17 -0700
From: Rod Beckstrom
To: rjw@itsmyinternet.org
Subject: Comments on New gTLD Program
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2 OK ~153 lines Text

Dear Ron Wickersham,

Thank you for your thoughtful comments regarding the introduction of new
generic top-level domain names into the market place.

We are considering your comments, along the many others we have received, in
the context of the development of the next version of the Draft Applicant
Guidebook, preparations for which are advancing and is scheduled to be
published prior to the ICANN meeting in Seoul.

As you will appreciate, the New gTLD Program is a significant undertaking
and we are progressing step by step to ensure that all the sectors in the
community are provided an opportunity to contribute, and all potential
issues are understood and resolved before launching what will surely be a
substantial shift in the domain name system.

While we still have work ahead of us, we are confident that with your and
the Internet community’s continuing participation, the New gTLD Program will
be launched in a manner that enhances competition and choice for Internet
users, broadens regional participation through the introduction of IDNs and
community based TLDs, and protects the rights and interests of all.

Again, thank you for your participation in the process and if you have any
further questions regarding the introduction of new gTLDs, please send these
to newgtld@icann.org.

Yours sincerely,


Rod Beckstrom
President & CEO


i wonder if everyone who submitted a comment received a letter.


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