[registration-issues-wg] [CPWG] Board resolution regarding .amazon

Marita Moll mmoll at ca.inter.net
Wed Sep 19 14:55:47 UTC 2018

Well, looks to me like it has just been punted to the CEO (or his 
designate) who will make a proposal to the board. I don't have a better 
solution to this messy situation but I sure hope we come up with some 
policy in the geo-names work groups which would prevent this kind of 
battle in the future.


On 9/19/2018 10:31 AM, Maureen Hilyard wrote:
> The latest Board resolution about ,amazon is great news. Thank you for 
> sharing Sebastian.
> For me it highlights a discussion that took place in May with regards 
> to the possibility of governments and applicants sharing the benefits 
> of a domain name. There was a small group who saw this as a possible 
> solution for further discussion but it got side tracked by those who 
> didn't. I had supported it from the viewpoint of a UN protocol in 
> another area completely, but relating the concept to parties being 
> able to negotiate how they might share the benefits that could come 
> out of the use of a particular geographic term as a domain name. This 
> Board decision suggests that some consideration should be given to the 
> concept to help to resolve conflicts between governments and 
> applicants over geographic terms.
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 10:12 PM, Sebastien Bachollet 
> <sebicann at bachollet.fr <mailto:sebicann at bachollet.fr>> wrote:
>     Dear all,
>     It can be of interest in our discussion about future possible TLDs
>     All the best
>     SeB
>     https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2018-09-16-en#2.d
>     <https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2018-09-16-en#2.d>
>     Resolved (2018.09.16.12), ICANN's President and CEO is directed to
>     support the development of a solution for delegation of the
>     strings represented in the .AMAZON applications that includes
>     sharing the use of those top-level domains with the ACTO member
>     states to support the cultural heritage of the countries in the
>     Amazonian region.
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