30 August 2009

Global community to shape Big Room’s Dot Eco in new online discussions

Vancouver, Canada (August 12, 2009) – Big Room Inc. and its team of international partners have launched a public comment period, inviting the global sustainability community to help define the principles, policies and governance of the .eco (Dot Eco) Internet extension.

“In the spirit of openness and transparency, Big Room has turned the keys over to the global community to build a consensus for stewardship of Dot Eco,” said Big Room co-founder Anastasia O’Rourke. “Our collaborative process opens a dialogue with the world about how best to use Dot Eco.”

The discussion builds on Big Room’s robust global policy development process that includes in-person regional policy meetings to be held this year on five continents.

Both the online discussion and the regional meetings are overseen and guided by an impartial and experienced Stakeholder Council, represented by respected organisations, such as WWF, Verite, Green Cross International, David Suzuki Foundation, and Terrachoice, among others.

“Dot Eco will be shared by the world and therefore must integrate the opinions and recommendations of the world,” said Martin Atkin, WWF International's Director, External & Media Relations. “How Dot Eco should be governed and how the benefits should be shared are just some of the key questions for the global sustainability community.”

Join the discussion at: http://doteco.info/policy

Big Room will submit its bid for Dot Eco to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers when the application round for the new generic top-level domain opens in the first quarter of 2010.

About: Big Room Inc. is a Canadian company based in Vancouver, British Columbia with an office in New Haven, Connecticut. It was founded in 2007 with the goal of empowering the global community to make informed sustainability choices.

More information on the Big Room Dot Eco application is available at www.doteco.info

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