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On 2020-09-29, the IAB submitted the following comments on the Draft Final Report on the new gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process:
The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) offers the following comments about the Draft Final Report on the new gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process. It cannot be overemphasised how important the continued availability of the globally unique Domain Name System (DNS) is, and the IAB appreciates the care with which modifications to the global DNS root are being reviewed within the ICANN process. The IAB has no feedback on the general processes discussed in the Draft Final Report. However, the IAB wishes to comment on aspects that relate to global interoperability, technology, or relevant IETF processes and standards. With these in mind, the IAB recognizes and appreciates the inclusion of Affirmation 21.3 and its reference to the IETF's RFC6761 on Special-Use Domain Names, as well as Recommendation 25.2's reference to RFC5890-5895 on Internationalized Domain Names for Applications. The IAB has also previously stated in RFC 2826 that to remain a global network, the Internet requires the existence of a globally unique public name space. The need to have a single, unique DNS root might perhaps be something that could be explicitly stated as a constraint for the processes discussed in the report. Finally, the IAB agrees with the need for a private-use TLD as discussed in SSAC113 and encourages the SubPro working group to consider including an affirmation supporting this document as well.