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\[PDF, 276 KB\], which should be read in conjunction with the RSEP requesthttp://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/dotasia-request-09aug11-en.pdf \ [PDF, 21 KB\].

Comment Period

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Open Date:

4 November 2011

Close Date:

16 Dec 2011

Time (UTC):

23:59

Originating Organization:

Registry Department

Purpose:

DotAsia is proposing to amend its 2006 agreement (http://www.icann.org/en/tlds/agreements/asia/) to allow the introduction of one- and two-character .ASIA domains to the marketplace. The community is encouraged to comment on this proposal until 16 December 2011.

The implementation would be done through an equitable phased allocation program, which has three main components:# A Pioneer Domains Program (a.k.a. and RFP process) to invite interested registrants to propose specific plans for use and promotion; and# A Sunrise round for eligible trademark names holders and company names holders to submit applications for domains not allocated in the RFP round; and# A Landrush and Auction round for domains not allocated during the Pioneer Domains Program and Sunrise processes. Similar to the .ASIA Startup processes, where more than one successfully verified application is received during any of the periods, an Auction will be held between the successfully verified applications.
This equitable phased allocation program is designed and aimed to ensure greater usage and promotion commitments resulting in awareness of the .ASIA domain within the community, and to better serve the Internet community in Asia Pacific region.

Current Status:

This proposal came to ICANN on 9 August 2011through the RSEP Process, which can be seen here: http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/. For details about the evaluation process, see: http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/rsep.html.

The language of the amendment can be seen in this Appendix 6 redlined draft

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Next Steps:

The Board will consider whether to proceed with the proposed revisions to the Conflicts of Interest Policy and Bylaws.

Staff Contact:

Karla Valente

Email:

karla.valente@icann.org

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Click here to download a PDF version of the final ALAC Statement on the .ASIA One and Two Character Allocation Proposal

Wiki Markup*\[Final\] ALAC Statement on .ASIA One and Two Character Allocation Proposal*

The ALAC network of 138 At-Large Structures around the world reaches vast numbers of Internet Users across 63 countries and territories.  This extensive network includes those where IDN single and double characters are desired, particularly in the Asia Pacific region.

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Consistent with our previous statements on IDN issues, we re-emphasize our recommendation that Single Character and Two Characters IDNs at the Top Level and Second Level should not be restricted in general and be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

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11 December 2011

Wiki Markup*\[Draft\] ALAC Statement on .ASIA One and Two Character Allocation Proposal*

The ALAC network of 138 At-Large Structures around the world reaches vast numbers of Internet Users across 63 countries and territories.  This extensive network includes those where IDN single and double characters are desired, particularly in the Asia Pacific region.

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