Open Letter & Petition To ICANN Urging New gTLD Approval in Singapore

An open letter has been drafted urging the ICANN board to approve the new generic Top Level Domain programme at the meeting next week in Singapore. A meeting has been scheduled for Monday 20 June at which approval may be given.
The open letter says the signatories “believe that the Board can make no other principled choice.”
The letter lists a list of issues under three broad areas, these being process and consensus, ICANN and internet governance and benefits and harms. The letter says that if ICANN can answer all questions under the broad areas be answered affirmatively, then ICANN has no other choice than to approve the new gTLD programme.
To read the open letter to ICANN, and add your signature if you wish, go to