[council] GAC response on new gTLDs

Bruce Tonkin Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au
Thu Nov 1 18:42:21 UTC 2007

Hello All,

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 
ICANN activities. 

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. "

Bruce Tonkin

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