[council] GAC response on new gTLDs
Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au
Thu Nov 1 18:42:21 UTC 2007
Below is from the GAC Communiqué with respect to new gTLDs:
"The GAC appreciates the work done by the GNSO regarding the
proposal for principles, recommendations and implementation
guidelines for new gTLDs.
After initial analysis the GAC draws
attention to the fact that the proposal does not properly take into
account paragraph 2.2 in the GAC principles regarding new gTLDs,
in particular on the avoidance of country names.
In practice some countries would not be in a position to avail themselves of the
proposed objection mechanism especially those not participating in
The GAC will monitor the implementation of the
new gTLD policy and the new gTLD application round and will
provide further input as necessary.
GAC members also agree to
reflect on the need to provide advice on the final report by the
GNSO on the introduction of new generic top level domains. "
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