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EPDP on Specific Curative Rights Protections for IGOs

Last Updated:
15 September 2021

The GNSO Council initiated this work to consider "whether an appropriate policy solution can be developed that is generally consistent with the first four recommendations from the GNSO's IGO-INGO Access to Curative Rights PDP and:

  1. accounts for the possibility that an IGO may enjoy jurisdictional immunity in certain circumstances;
  2. does not affect the right and ability of registrants to file judicial proceedings in a court of competent jurisdiction;
  3. preserves registrants' rights to judicial review of an initial [Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy or Uniform Rapid Suspension decision; and
  4. recognizes that the existence and scope of IGO jurisdictional immunity in any particular situation is a legal issue to be determined by a court of competent jurisdiction."

The GNSO Council originally created a Work Track within the RPMs PDP WG, based on the Council referral of recommendation 5 from the IGO-INGO Curative Rights Protection Mechanisms PDP WG Final Report. The Addendum to the RPMs PDP Charter was adopted by the GNSO Council in January of 2020. On 19 August 2021, the GNSO Council initiated the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on Specific Curative Rights Protections for IGOs to enable the policy development of the IGO Work Track to continue without delay, considering the step to be an entirely procedural action and having no impact on the scope of work.

Status:

Working Group Status

Web Presence

Responsible Staff Members

  • Mary Wong
  • Steve Chan
  • Berry Cobb

Working Group Members & Leadership and GNSO Liaison

For the latest information and status on this project:

GNSO Resolution on the Initiation of the EPDP:

Adopted on: 19 August 2021

Summary: The GNSO Council hereby approves the Initiation Request for the EPDP and as such initiates the EPDP on Specific Curative Rights Protections for Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs).

Working Group Charter

Adopted on: 19 August 2021

Working Group Initial Report

Submitted on: 14 September 2021

Working Group Supplemental Initial Report

Submitted on: TBD

Working Group Draft Final Report

Submitted on: TBD

Working Group Final Report

Submitted on: TBD

GNSO Adoption of the Final Report

Adopted on: TBD

GNSO Council Report to the ICANN Board

Adopted on: TBD

Public Comment Prior to ICANN Board Consideration

Submitted on: TBD

Notification by the ICANN Board to the GAC to Request Input on Whether Policy Recommendations Raise Public Policy Issues

Submitted on: TBD

Board Paper

Submitted on: TBD

ICANN Board Resolution Text

Adopted on: TBD

Notice of Policy Actions

Adopted on: TBD

Implementation Details

  • TBD

Additional Information

  • TBD

Former Work Track Activity:

Description: The GNSO Council created a Work Track within the RPMs PDP WG, based on the Council referral of recommendation 5 from the IGO-INGO Curative Rights Protection Mechanisms PDP WG Final Report. The Addendum to the RPMs PDP Charter was adopted by the GNSO Council in January of 2020.

GNSO Resolution on the Initiation of the Work Track:

Adopted on: 23 January 2020

Summary: The GNSO Council hereby approves the Initiation Request for the EPDP and as such initiates the EPDP on Specific Curative Rights Protections for Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs).

Resolution

Working Group Charter Addendum

Adopted on: 23 January 2020