[Gnso-newgtld-wg-wt5] Conference call: city names
javrua at gmail.com
Fri May 4 11:21:12 UTC 2018
Thank you for this very active, interesting and constructive thread.
A question to anyone willing to tackle it (and I hope it doesn’t have a chilling effect on this great conversation!) - Here goes:
How could a future policy and AGB deal with the following scenario:
A substate people or indigenous community, say the Kurds, applies for a string that depicts a string which they historically claim “as theirs” (.Kurdistan), a string whose very existence would probably be denied by the relevant constituted sovereign authorities since its recognition would help validate the self-determination claim of that sub-state people (and the relevant constituted sovereign state strongly objects to the application). I think this would fall on the category of “geonames not included in AGB”.
I suspect there would be less contentious cases than .Kurdistan, but I use a potentially highly adversative hypothetical for argument’s sake, as a type of “stress test”.
> On May 4, 2018, at 3:29 AM, <Jorge.Cancio at bakom.admin.ch> <Jorge.Cancio at bakom.admin.ch> wrote:
> Thanks. It seemed your question led in a very specific direction... but I may have misunderstood.
> Hope that my feedback clarifies things. I guess we all are aware that national/regional laws have an impact on ICANN and need to be respected insofar they are applicable.
> Von: Martin Sutton <martin at brandregistrygroup.org>
> Datum: 4. Mai 2018 um 09:24:48 MESZ
> An: Cancio Jorge BAKOM <Jorge.Cancio at bakom.admin.ch>
> Cc: mazzone at ebu.ch <mazzone at ebu.ch>, gnso-newgtld-wg-wt5 at icann.org <gnso-newgtld-wg-wt5 at icann.org>
> Betreff: Re: [Gnso-newgtld-wg-wt5] Conference call: city names
> I am not a lawyer and I think many others in the WT are also non-lawyers, so I am trying to clarify the reach of the laws you have specified and understand this better.
> Kind regards,
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On 4 May 2018, at 08:18, "Jorge.Cancio at bakom.admin.ch" <Jorge.Cancio at bakom.admin.ch> wrote:
>> Hi Martin
>> is that a legal assessment?
>> As you know, the DNS is global, so a monopolization of say .luzern would have effects in Switzerland and beyond.
>> The legal challenge would for sure affect the delegation of .luzern worldwide.
>> ICANN is bound to respect applicable local law.
>> Von: Martin Sutton <martin at brandregistrygroup.org>
>> Datum: 4. Mai 2018 um 09:14:41 MESZ
>> An: Mazzone, Giacomo <mazzone at ebu.ch>
>> Cc: gnso-newgtld-wg-wt5 at icann.org <gnso-newgtld-wg-wt5 at icann.org>
>> Betreff: Re: [Gnso-newgtld-wg-wt5] Conference call: city names
>> Sorry for the message being cut short, here is the last piece:
>> That would seem to provide the National government the ability to have control over if/who/how a geo TLD could be operated by a local entity. It would not, however, have an impact on an entity outside their jurisdiction that applies for the string, although could use the objection process if it had strong concerns with the application.
>> Please correct if I have not stated this properly.
>> Kind regards,
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On 4 May 2018, at 08:09, Martin Sutton <martin at brandregistrygroup.org> wrote:
>>> That would seem to provide the National government the ability to have control over if/who/how a geo TLD could be operated by a local entity. It would not, however, have the
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