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Re: [council] GNSO Council letter to the GAC

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  • Subject: Re: [council] GNSO Council letter to the GAC
  • From: Stéphane Van Gelder <stephane.vangelder@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 16:06:11 +0200
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Following on, for clarity here is the draft modified to take Edmon¹s
comments into account.


Le 12/05/09 15:51, « Stéphane Van Gelder » <stephane.vangelder@xxxxxxxxx> a
écrit :

> Edmon,
> Ì think that is a very useful suggestion, thank you. As the clock is running,
> I am copying this to the Council list.
> I am fine with you edit and will amend the draft accordingly unless anyone
> objects.
> Thanks,
> Stéphane
> Le 12/05/09 12:25, « Edmon Chung » <edmon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> a écrit :
>> sorry for the late response... I do see that the 48 hr clock started clicking
>> so did not want to send this to the council list unless you feel comfortable
>> about it...
>> you had: " No such restrictions are imposed on existing gTLD registries and
>> we feel it would be
>> inappropriate to attempt to use the new gTLD program to introduce new
>> contractual
>> obligations previously not requested or deemed necessary."
>> I don't think that is entirely true... in our contract and in all the ones in
>> the s round, there is a clause:
>> " All geographic and geopolitical names contained in the ISO 3166-1 list from
>> time to time shall initially be reserved at both the second level and at all
>> other levels within the TLD at which the Registry Operator provides for
>> registrations. All names shall be reserved both in English and in all related
>> official languages as may be directed by ICANN or the GAC."
>> What this effectively means is that registries have had to use the other ISO
>> lists previously already to produce the  "reserved both in English and in all
>> related official languages" part.
>> Then of course there is the other part in the agreement that says:
>> "In addition, Registry Operator shall reserve names of territories, distinct
>> geographic locations, and other geographic and geopolitical names as ICANN
>> may direct from time to time."
>> Would like to suggest edits as follows:
>> Restrictions are already imposed on existing gTLD registries in this regard,
>> especially with regards to those adopted for the sTLD round of gTLDs.  We
>> feel that current contractual obligations are already appropriate and new
>> contractual obligations maybe unnecessary.
>> Edmon
>> From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
>> Behalf Of Stéphane Van Gelder
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 4:12 PM
>> To: Council GNSO
>> Subject: [council] GNSO Council letter to the GAC
>> Dear all,
>> In a letter dated April 24 2009, GAC Chair Janis Karklins wrote to ICANN CEO
>> Paul Twomey on the subject of geographical names and the new gTLD process.
>> At our Council meeting last week, it was decided that we should respond to
>> this letter and I volunteered to write a draft. We agreed that our response
>> should be sent to the GAC asap, preferably by the end of this week, and Avri
>> informed the GAC that they should expect a response from the GNSO Council by
>> this Friday.
>> In order to fine-tune our draft response, a team was set up and I submitted
>> my draft to the team yesterday.
>> The team responded very quickly in order to meet the Council¹s Friday
>> deadline and considered my draft ³good to go², with one addition by David
>> Maher and a comment by Avri, both of which have been included in the draft
>> letter we are submitting to the full Council today (see attached).
>> Could you please review and let me know of any further changes you would like
>> to make, or of your approval, so that Avri may then send the finished letter
>> to the GAC on Friday.
>> My thanks to the members of the drafting team: David Maher - Avri Doria -
>> Nacho Amadoz - Edmon Chung - Brian Cute - Ken Stubbs - Olga Cavalli  - Tony
>> Harris - Terry Davis ­ William Drake.
>> Best,
>> Stéphane Van Gelder

Attachment: GNSO Council to GAC May 2009 V3.doc
Description: MS-Word document

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