[New gTLD RG] gTLD Review Group decisions regarding the comments on objection grounds on the ".book" application by Amazon EU s.a.r.l

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Wed Aug 8 20:12:44 UTC 2012

Dear Dev,

thank you very much for your email explaining the course of action which
you recommend.
I am CC'ing the present email to the ALAC for its information.
I also trust that Avri Doria, Chair of the At-Large New gTLD Working
Group, will be picking up the ball from here. I look forward to her WG
making recommendations as to the course of action they suggest.

Best regards,

Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond
ALAC Chair

On 08/08/2012 19:51, Dev Anand Teelucksingh wrote:
> Dear All,
> The gTLD Review Group (gTLD RG ; https://community.icann.org/x/u7-bAQ)
> received a comment on community objection grounds by InternetNZ, an
> ALS in APRALO, on the application by Amazon EU S.A.R.L for the applied
> for gTLD string "book" on July 26 2012.
> InternetNZ's comment was posted to the At-Large new gTLD Applications
> Dashboard Workspace at
> https://community.icann.org/display/newgtldrg/.book+_OG
> Several comments from At-Large, including members of the gTLD RG were
> received and posted on the wiki page at
> https://community.icann.org/display/newgtldrg/.book+_OG
> including a condensed version of InternetNZ's comment by gTLD RG
> members Eduardo Diaz and Yrjo Lansipuro.
> The comments by InternetNZ and others raises concerns regarding the
> availability of 2nd level domains under generic TLDs. Whether domains
> under such proposed generic TLDs should be available or "open" to the
> wider public or "closed" to the applicants applying for the proposed
> gTLD.
> Because such concepts are outside the scope of the application for
> ".book" by Amazon EU s.a.r.l, the gTLD RG on its conference call on
> Monday August 6 2012 (https://community.icann.org/x/iAUeAg) decided
> not to submit a comment on this application to the ALAC for possible
> submission to ICANN's new gTLD comment forum before the close of the
> Application Comment Period.
> However, given the concepts raised regarding the availability of 2nd
> level domains under gTLDs has policy implications that impacts
> individual Internet end users, the gTLD RG recommends that the issues
> raised be referred to the At-Large new gTLD Working Group
> (https://community.icann.org/x/8Yoi) for discussion and possible
> policy recommendations.
> Kind Regards,
> Dev Anand Teelucksingh
> Chair, gTLD Review Group

Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD

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