[council] Resolution from new gTLD Program Committee meeting on 1 Feb 2013 on enforcing applicants' commitments
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- Subject: [council] Resolution from new gTLD Program Committee meeting on 1 Feb 2013 on enforcing applicants' commitments
- From: Bruce Tonkin <Bruce.Tonkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 03:53:50 +0000
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- Thread-topic: Resolution from new gTLD Program Committee meeting on 1 Feb 2013 on enforcing applicants' commitments
Whereas, applicants for new gTLDs identified certain purposes of the applied
for gTLD and certain business plans that they intend to incorporate into the
operation of their registry, but much of these plans are not currently
anticipated to be incorporated as obligations into Registry Agreements.
Whereas, the GAC's Toronto Communiqué includes advice to ICANN that "it is
necessary for all of these statements of commitment and objectives to be
transformed into binding contractual commitments, subject to compliance
oversight by ICANN."
Whereas the New gTLD Program Committee has devised a proposed mechanism to
address the advice of the GAC.
Resolved (2013.02.01.NG02), the New gTLD Program Committee directs the
President and CEO to seek public comment on a proposed mechanism to address the
GAC advice on these additional applicant commitments.
Rationale for Resolution 2013.02.01.NG02
It is important to determine if it is possible to address the advice received
from the GAC on this issue.
Creating a mechanism through which applicants will make binding commitments to
ICANN in alignment with their applications could serve to promote the
transparency and accountability of all within the ICANN community.
While work still remains in developing this mechanism, it is anticipated that
the creation of these binding commitments will benefit the public interest.
The work called for in this resolution will require resources to complete,
though it is not anticipated that this planning work will exceed budgeted
If properly implemented, the introduction of a mechanism to incorporate
additional binding commitments could result in a positive benefit on the
security, stability and resiliency of the DNS.