December 29, 2011
Marina Del Ray, CA
Steve Crocker, Chairman of The Board of Directors
The Honorable ICANN Board of Directors
Cc: Rod Beckstrom, President and CEO
Cc: Kurt Pritz, Senior Vice President, Stakeholder Relations and Director New gTLD Program
Cc: Diane Schroeder, Director of Board Support
RE: Measureable harm to applicants should ICANN second guess its approved timeline.
The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers, (ICANN) should be applauded for its excellent work in the process and success of the global multi-stakeholder model of governance with regard to the new gTLD program. The execution of vetting a myriad of issues over many years was outstanding. This in itself is phenomenal. No other organization can boast this type of success on a global level, and it is fitting that the global Internet be operated this way by ICANN.