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            <td>URGENT: Cross Community working group on Internet
              Governance</td>
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            <td>Sat, 29 Oct 2016 11:24:00 +0400</td>
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            <th align="RIGHT" nowrap="nowrap" valign="BASELINE">From: </th>
            <td>Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:ocl@gih.com">&lt;ocl@gih.com&gt;</a></td>
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            <td>James M. Bladel <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:jbladel@godaddy.com">&lt;jbladel@godaddy.com&gt;</a>, Katrina
              Sataki <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:katrina@nic.lv">&lt;katrina@nic.lv&gt;</a>, Alan Greenberg
              <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:alan.greenberg@mcgill.ca">&lt;alan.greenberg@mcgill.ca&gt;</a>, Patrik Fältström
              <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:patrik@frobbit.se">&lt;patrik@frobbit.se&gt;</a></td>
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            <td>GNSO Secretariats <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:gnso-secs@icann.org">&lt;gnso-secs@icann.org&gt;</a>, 'At Large
              Staff' <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:Staff@atlarge.icann.org">&lt;Staff@atlarge.icann.org&gt;</a>,
              <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:ccnsosecretariat@icann.org">ccnsosecretariat@icann.org</a>, <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:gacsec@gac.icann.org">gacsec@gac.icann.org</a>
              <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:gacsec@gac.icann.org">&lt;gacsec@gac.icann.org&gt;</a>, 'Thomas Schneider'
              <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:thomas.schneider@bakom.admin.ch">&lt;thomas.schneider@bakom.admin.ch&gt;</a>, <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:louie@louie.net">louie@louie.net</a>
              <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:louie@louie.net">&lt;louie@louie.net&gt;</a>, ASO Secretariat
              <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:secretariat@aso.icann.org">&lt;secretariat@aso.icann.org&gt;</a>, Olivier MJ
              Crepin-Leblond <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:ocl@gih.com">&lt;ocl@gih.com&gt;</a></td>
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      <pre>Dear Chairs of ICANN Supporting Organisations and Advisory Committees,

please be so kind to find attached, a Statement of the members of the
Cross Community Working Group on Internet Governance (CCWG-IG) relating
to proposals currently being discussed at the World Telecommunications
Standardization Assembly, WTSA16, 26 October - 3 November 2016.

The CCWG-IG has monitored proposals presented by Member States and
whilst several proposals were flagged as having a potential to impact
ICANN, the proposal by the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) on
behalf of several countries, to the World Telecommunication
Standardization Assembly (WTSA) regarding the use of geographic terms
for top level domains, raised concerns. The CCWG-IG prepared the
attached Statement in a bottom-up multistakeholder manner to remind WTSA
participants that the use of geographic names in generic Top Level
Domains (gTLDs) is covered by ICANN policy development processes,
informed by GAC Advice.

This Statement is forwarded to you for distribution to your membership,
with the understanding that it could be useful to your members
participating in the WTSA16 conference.

The ICANN Communities participating in the working group reached
Consensus on the attached text, according to the rules set in the
CCWG-IG's Charter.

Kindest regards,

Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond
Rafik Dammak
Young-Eum Lee
Co-Chairs of the Cross Community Working Group on Internet Governance

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