[council] Text in Free Trade Agreement between Australia and the United States

Bruce Tonkin Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au
Tue Jul 18 08:16:17 UTC 2006

Hello All,
During the ICANN public forum in Marrakesh, there was mention of domain
names in a free trade agreement between the USA and Chile.  Search for
"ERICK IRIARTE" in the transcript at:
Vint Cerf asked for a reference.

I asked Melbourne IT's General Counsel to check the Australian/USA Free
trade agreement, and there is similar text.

>From Chapter 17 of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement on
Intellectual Property Rights:

"Article 17.3 : Domain Names On The Internet

1. In order to address trademark cyber-piracy, each Party shall require
that the management of its country-code top-level domain (ccTLD) provide
an appropriate procedure for the settlement of disputes, based on the
principles established in the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution

2. Each Party shall require that the management of its ccTLD provide
online public access to a reliable and accurate database of contact
information for domain-name registrants."

Bruce Tonkin

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