[council] GAC response on new gTLDs

Gomes, Chuck cgomes at verisign.com
Thu Nov 1 19:34:24 UTC 2007

The GAC concern is consistent with what we say in the draft GNSO comments re. the ccNSO/GAC issues paper: 

"If IDN-labeled ccTLDs are not ready for introduction as early as the GNSO is ready to offer IDN-labeled gTLDs are, procedures should be developed to avoid possible conflicts."

Chuck Gomes
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org 
> [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On Behalf Of Bruce Tonkin
> Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 2:42 PM
> To: GNSO Council
> Subject: [council] GAC response on new gTLDs
> 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. "
> Regards,
> Bruce Tonkin

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