I: [bc-gnso] for discussion of BC comment on GAC Advice for new gTLDs

Benedetta Rossi bc-secretariat at icann.org
Fri Apr 26 15:27:22 UTC 2013

Please see below the email that Steve is referring to on the BC call.



Kind Regards,


Benedetta Rossi

BC Secretariat

bc-secretariat at icann.org





Da: owner-bc-gnso at icann.org [mailto:owner-bc-gnso at icann.org] Per conto di
Steve DelBianco
Inviato: vendredi 26 avril 2013 15:53
A: 'bc - GNSO list'
Oggetto: [bc-gnso] for discussion of BC comment on GAC Advice for new gTLDs 


This is for discussion during today's BC Member call, during the Policy
segment of the agenda.


Background for BC comments on Beijing GAC Advice

Full GAC Communique and Advice from Beijing
here.        Initial public comments due 14-May

1. New gTLDs:

a. GAC objections to specific applications (. africa . gcc . islam . halal)


b. Safeguards for new gTLDs (Annex 1)

Safeguards for all new gTLDs


1. Registry does Whois verification checks 2x per year

2. Registrant ToS should prohibit malware, botnets, phishing, piracy,
TM/copyright infringement, fraud, deception, or anything contrary to
applicable law.

3. Registry to periodically check domains in TLD for security threats
(pharming, phishing, malware, botnets).  Notify registrar and suspend domain
if no immediate remedy.

4. Registry to maintain stats on inaccurate Whois , security threats found,
and actions taken.

5. Registry needs mechanism to handling complaints about inaccurate Whois,
security, etc.

6. Registry must ensure immediate consequences (incl suspension) for
inaccurate Whois or domain use in breach of applicable law


Safeguards for Category 1 gTLDs: consumer protection, sensitive strings and
regulated markets        (non-exhaustive list of TLDs in annex 1, page 9)


1. . Registrant ToS should require compliance with applicable laws, incl
privacy, consumer protection, fair lending, organic farming, disclsoures 

2. Registry will require registrars to notify registrants of ToS at time of

3. Registry will require registrants collecting sensitive health or
financial data have reasonable security measures as defined by applicable
laws and industry standards.

4. Registry to establish relationship with regulators or industry
self-regulatory body, plus strategy to mitigate risks of fraud & illegal

5. Registry will require registrars to have single point of contact for
complaints and mitigation 


Additional Safeguards for Category 1 gTLDs in financial, gambling,
professional services, environmental, health and fitness, corporate
identifiers, and charity:

6. Registry must verify and validate registrant authorization, charter,
license or other credentials

7. if in doubt about credentials, Registry should consult with national
supervisory authority

8. Registry must do periodic checks on registrant validity and compliance
with above requirements.


Safeguards for Category 2 gTLDs: restricted registration policies

1. Strings in Category 1 may restrict registration, appropriate to risks.
Be transparent and give equal access to registrars and registrants.


2. Generic gTLDs may have "exclusive" registry access if it serves a public
interest goal.  Non-exhaustive list of generic terms where applicant has
proposed exclusive access:

.antivirus, .app, .autoinsurance, .baby, .beauty, .blog, .book, .broker,
.carinsurance,.cars, .cloud, .courses, .cpa, .cruise, .data, .dvr,
.financialaid, .flowers, .food, .game, .grocery, .hair, .hotel, .hotels
.insurance, .jewelry, .mail,.makeup, .map, .mobile, .motorcycles, .movie,
.music, .news, .phone,.salon,.search, .shop, .show, .skin, .song, .store,
.tennis, .theater, .theatre, .tires, .tunes, .video, .watches, .weather,


c. For further GAC consideration (.amazon .patagonia  .date  .spa  .yun
.thai  .zulu  .wine   .vin )


d. Ability for applicants to change applied-for string in order to address

-- no prior BC position.   Concerns with changing strings?


e. Opinion of impacted community should be duly taken into account 

-- consistent with BC support for community priority for new gTLDs (2010)


f. Reconsider contention sets for singular and plural versions of the same

--consistent with BC consensus discussions before and in Beijing


g. Initial protection for intergovernmental organization names and acronyms
atsecond level

--no official BC position, but generally supportive of GAC;

--BC should support "Strawman" TMCH warning notices for IGOs --  at least
until GAC review of RPMs one year after 75th gTLD is launched.


2. finalize RAA and require it for registrars selling domains in new gTLDs.

--consistent with BC position (Jan-2012)


3. GAC's 2007 Whois Principles should be "duly taken into account" by
Directory Services Expert Working Group.  (Susan K)


4. Amend registry agreement to require permanent protection of Olympics and
Red Cross

--no official BC position, but generally supportive of GAC;


5. more information on Public Interest Commitments (PIC) Specifications:

1. can 3rd party or governments raise concern about PIC compliance?

2. can applicants later amend their PICs?

3. will ICANN make registry operators aware of their PICs?

4. requirements to maximize public visibility of PICs?

5. how to amend where a registry made no PICs?  (but should have)

6. Are PICs enforceable?

--BC said ICANN should enforce PICs

7. Will ICANN follow sanctions recommended by PIC DRP?

8. Measures to remediate serious damage from past registration policies?



-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/bc-gnso/attachments/20130426/e227c2be/attachment.html>

More information about the Bc-gnso mailing list