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RE: [council] WIPO-II

  • To: "'Marilyn Cade'" <marilynscade@xxxxxxxxxxx>, alick.wilson@xxxxxxxxxxxx, paul.verhoef@xxxxxxxxx, council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: RE: [council] WIPO-II
  • From: Grant Forsyth <Grant.Forsyth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2004 19:33:01 +1300
  • Cc: jeffrey@xxxxxxxxx
  • Sender: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Another wonderful consequence of governments, IGOs, operating their own sTLD
would be that they can then "work between themselves" on how to resolve the
obvious ambiguities of the likes of  "Paris", France and "Paris", Texas -
let alone the reduction of names to acronyms!

Grant Forsyth 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Marilyn Cade [mailto:marilynscade@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, 03 December, 2004 21:01
To: alick.wilson@xxxxxxxxxxxx; paul.verhoef@xxxxxxxxx;
Cc: jeffrey@xxxxxxxxx; Grant.Forsyth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx;
Subject: RE: [council] WIPO-II

Certainly it could be interesting to consider a new sponsored TLD space for
IGOs, but I am thinking that .int is that space, isn't it? I also think from
my conversations with some of those who have positions regarding this issue
that they are viewing the igo name as what I might view the trademark of a
famous and well known brand of a multi national company. That is, they are
asking for their "name" in any gTLD. I am not sure that a new sponsored TLD
would be be responsive to their  


The situation today is that a famous and well known brand holder registers,
or defends their brand, in the TLDs where they veiw it important and
relevant to do so. The value of sponsored TLDs is that since it is a
"defined" space, it is not allowed for those who do not fit the "sponsorship
criteria" to register. Thus, if a space is focused on international
organizations, with some definition of that, only international
organizations who meet that criteria. can register. I am under the
impression that only international organizations with certain standing can
register in the int.


That sounds like a "sponsored" TLD, functionally, at least.

>From: Alick Wilson <alick.wilson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 
>Reply-To: alick.wilson@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
>To: "'Paul Verhoef'" <paul.verhoef@xxxxxxxxx>, council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>CC: "'John Jeffrey'" <jeffrey@xxxxxxxxx> 
>Subject: RE: [council] WIPO-II 
>Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2004 16:48:00 +1300 
>Colleagues, I wonder if there is a case to be made for new sTLDs for 
>international intergovernmental organizations (say .igo) and countries (say

>While these would not deal directly with offending sites in the rest of the

>gTLD namespace, it would at least provide a single official address for
>and countries. 
>The concept could, of course, be extended to other sensitive types of name.

>Am I right off track or does this have some merit? 
>-----Original Message----- 
>From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On

>Behalf Of Paul Verhoef 
>Sent: Tuesday, 23 November 2004 10:41 p.m. 
>To: council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>Cc: 'John Jeffrey' 
>Subject: [council] WIPO-II 
>Please find enclosed the letter and its annex from WIPO that we received 
>last week. 
>I understand there were some technical issues with getting it on the 
>web-site but as soon as these are arranged it will go up, hopefully already

>today. I would like to offer my excuses for that. 
><<...>> <<...>> 
>Paul Verhoef 
>Vice President Policy Development Support 
>6 Rond Point Schuman, Bt.5 
>B-1040 Brussels, Belgium 
>Tel.: +32.2.234 7872 
>Fax: +32.2.234 7848 
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