[council] Proposed motions for IGO DRP

Robin Gross robin at ipjustice.org
Wed Dec 19 23:00:18 UTC 2007


I understand there was some talk on this issue 5 years ago, but that  
was before my time.  I've only served on this council for 3 years and  
this is first time this request has crossed my desk.  So I'm hoping  
that those who were on the council 5 years ago when this issue was  
discussed can say why this issue is so important we need to launch  
into this particular PDP now.

I actually do think that if governments want to create special rights  
for IGO's they should go through international legal institutions to  
do that.  Also if IGOs want the special rights, they can go through  
the same legitimate processes to get those rights.

To make ICANN the 'go to place' for getting global policies that  
cannot be achieved through legitimate legal processes is a bad  
precedent for us to set.  It invites bad policies that are forum  
shopping for an easy venue.


On Dec 19, 2007, at 1:02 AM, Philip Sheppard wrote:

> Tom, Robin,
> fast track - we've been talking about this for 5 years !
> Do you guys really want to encourage governments (think Brazil,  
> China) to start a treaty on domain name protection ?
> Do you really think they would stop at the small list of IGOs ?
> Think IDN Treaty.
> Philip

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