In a bombshell letter to the CEO of ICANN sent today by Senator Jay Rockefeller, head of the Senate Commerce Committee he told telling ICANN to “tread carefully” in opening up new gTLD’s follow GAC advice and consider a limited roll out of first round gTLD’s:
“ICANN should fully consider and act upon the GAC safeguard advice.
“ICANN should consider a limited first round of new gTLD’s to allow for an effective one year review as required by ICANN’s Affirmation of Commitments with the Department of Commerce.”
“This review will be critical to adequately gauging the impact of the expansion of Internet Users who are ultimately ICANN great stakeholders.”
You can read the entire letter here: