[ga] GAC Responds to Board on Geographic Names
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- Subject: [ga] GAC Responds to Board on Geographic Names
- From: Glen de Saint Géry <Glen@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 07:34:21 -0700
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GAC Responds to Board on Geographic Names
28 May 2009
On 26 May 2009, the GAC submitted a final letter [PDF, 72K]
responding to the ICANN Board's concerns about the ability to implement the
provisions of article 2 of the GAC Principles regarding new gTLDs, particularly
paragraph 2.71. The letter recommends, as a minimum, that the names contained
in three internationally recognised lists must be reserved at the second level
at no cost to governments of all new gTLDs. However, other issues relating to
geographic names at the top level and the potential misuse of the respective
names at the second level requires further discussion.
The GAC's letter is in response to the 6 March, 2009 ICANN Board resolution,
and subsequent letter from ICANN of 17 March, 2009 seeking GAC members input on
possible options to resolve the outstanding implementation issues regarding the
protection of geographic names at the second level
The GAC provided an interim response to this request on 24 April 2009
http://www.icann.org/correspondence/karklins-to-twomey-24apr09.pdf [PDF, 95K].
On 15 May 2009, the GNSO Council provided comments on the proposal outlined in
the GAC's letter of 24 April 2009,
http://gnso.icann.org/correspondence/gnso-ltr-to-gac.pdf [PDF, 69K].
The Board requested a final report from the GAC by 25 May, 2009 and which will
now be published 29 May, 2009.
Glen de Saint Géry