[bc-gnso] RE: FOR REVIEW: draft BC comment on GAC Advice on safeguards for new gTLDs

Marilyn Cade marilynscade at hotmail.com
Mon May 20 20:08:42 UTC 2013

I have some serious concerns with some of the positions that the BC initial draft  implied. The GAC principles of 2007, and several subsequent positions, which we supported led to the GAC advice. See my edits on both introduction, and several other spots. 

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From: Deutsch  Sarah B <sarah.b.deutsch at verizon.com>
Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 18:28:31 
To: <sdelbianco at netchoice.org>; <bc-gnso at icann.org>
Subject: [bc-gnso] RE: FOR REVIEW: draft BC comment on GAC Advice on
 safeguards for new gTLDs

Steve, All,

Thanks for your work on this draft. My comments are attached.   One big issue I would flag for members is the paragraph dealing with closed generics.   Various BC members have grave concerns about certain closed generics and formal objections have been filed.  The focus on applying for an exemption in the Final Guidebook does not fix these fundamental concerns for the reasons outlined in the attached. 
I'd suggest that the BC either (a) refrain from taking a position on the closed generic issue altogether or (b) support the GAC's concerns about closed generics and the need to show that an award of an exclusive right in a generic term is in the larger public interest.   

From: owner-bc-gnso at icann.org [mailto:owner-bc-gnso at icann.org] On Behalf Of Steve DelBianco
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 4:40 PM
To: bc-gnso at icann.org
Subject: [bc-gnso] FOR REVIEW: draft BC comment on GAC Advice on safeguards for new gTLDs

ICANN's new gTLD Board Committee has requested public comment on how it should address GAC advice to establish safeguards for categories of new gTLDs. (link <http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/gac-safeguard-advice-23apr13-en.htm> )


The BC has have held 3 conference calls on this topic (see minutes and transcripts on the BC Wiki <https://community.icann.org/display/gnsobc/Home> ).  Several BC members provided input, including text from Ron Andruff, Marilyn Cade, and Andrew Mack.  


Comment period closes 4-Jun.   That allows our regular 14-day review and approval period.  So, please REPLY ALL with your suggested edits and comments regarding this draft, before 29-May-2013.


Steve DelBianco

Vice chair for policy coordination

Business Constituency




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