[gnso-igo-wt] EPDP_SCRP_IGO - PCRT-Rec#3 Extract - New Idea

BECKHAM Brian brian.beckham at wipo.int
Fri Nov 19 13:00:33 UTC 2021

Thanks Berry, all,

Having again considered this proposal, from IGOs’ perspective, insofar as the proposal gets rid of the mutual jurisdiction clause altogether, that addresses one concern.  But, and as was stated on an earlier call, it only does so by delaying the jurisdictional issue.

Under the proposal, if the IGO loses the UDRP they have no other option but to go to court.  This misses a core WG goal of respecting IGOs’ status under international law regarding immunity.

Also under the proposal, if the IGO wins the UDRP, the registrant can unilaterally force the IGO to face that same court dilemma (as Mr. Kirikos explains:  “they can simply set the adverse decision aside by invoking the Notice of Objection, making the [UDRP] loss [by the registrant] not enforceable”).  The proposed solution to this rather obvious potential gaming scenario is to require a challenge notice fee.  While on a very rudimentary level that may appear to be a manageable risk/solution, fundamentally it seems to overlook the fact that the appeal would happen in court, not under arbitration.  This misses the mark.

Best regards,

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Subject: [gnso-igo-wt] EPDP_SCRP_IGO - PCRT-Rec#3 Extract - New Idea

Hi All,

Per the Chair’s request today, please find attached and extract of the new idea as presented by Leap of Faith Financial Services regarding the “Notice of Objection”. Please review this material in advance our next call on 22 Nov 2021 at 15:00 UTC.

Thank you.


Berry Cobb
Policy Development - Portfolio Manager
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
berry.cobb at icann.org<mailto:berry.cobb at icann.org>

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