[New gTLD RG] Fwd: Objetions commonwealth bank of Australia

Dev Anand Teelucksingh admin at ttcsweb.org
Wed Aug 15 20:30:03 UTC 2012


If this comment is
- formally submitted as a comment to ICANN comment forums during the
Application Comment Period (now extended to September 26 2012)
AND
- properly directed to the Geographic Names Panel

it will be seen by the Geographic Names Panel (GNP) which reviews ALL gTLD
applications to determine whether
each applied­-for gTLD represents a geographic name, as
defined in the Applicant Guidebook and verify the relevance and
authenticity of the supporting documentation where necessary.

It will NOT be seen by the GNP if the comment is
- formally submitted as a comment to ICANN comment forums during the
Application Comment Period (now extended to September 26 2012)
AND
- identified by the submitter to be on objection grounds.

If the comment is identified on "limited public interest" or "community"
objection grounds, then the Independent Objector can decide to act on the
comment and file a formal objection to the DRSP.

Also to clarify, the comment is NOT an formal "objection" until such a
statement is filed with the Dispute Resolution Service Provider (DRSP),
identifying the objection ground, and the fees paid to the DRSP.

Now the Applicant GuideBook (AGB ;
http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/agb/guidebook-full-04jun12-en.pdf)
identifies the treatment of country or territory names and geographic
names. The two are distinct.

Page 67 of the AGB Section 2.2.1.4.1 "Treatment of Country or Territory
Names" lists seven conditions for a string to be considered a country or
territory name. Applications for strings that are Country or Territory
names will *NOT* be approved in this gTLD round.

   1. it is an alpha-3 code listed in the ISO 3166-1 standard (unofficial
   list at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1_alpha-3) .
   2. it is a long-form name listed in the ISO 3166-1 standard, or a
   translation of the long-form name in any language.
   3. it is a short-form name listed in the ISO 3166-1 standard, or a
   translation of the short-form name in any language.
   4. it is the short- or long-form name association with a code that has
   been designated as “exceptionally reserved” by the ISO 3166 Maintenance
   Agency.
   5. it is a separable component of a country name designated on the
   “Separable Country Names List,” (Page 88 of the AGB) or is a translation of
   a name appearing on the list, in any language.
   6. it is a permutation or transposition of any of the names included in
   items (1) through (5). Permutations include removal of spaces, insertion of
   punctuation, and addition or removal of grammatical articles like “the.”
   A transposition is considered a change in the sequence of the long or
   short–form name, for example, “RepublicCzech” or “IslandsCayman.”
   7. it is a name by which a country is commonly known, as demonstrated by
   evidence that the country is recognized by that name by an
   intergovernmental or treaty organization.



Page 68 of the AGB, Section 2.2.1.4.2 "Geographic Names Requiring
Government Support" identifies four types of applied for strings that would
be considered to represent a geographic name.

   1. An application for any string that is a representation, in any
   language, of the *capital city name* of any country or territory listed
   in the ISO 3166-1 standard.
   2. An application for a city name, where the applicant declares that it
   intends to use the gTLD for purposes associated with the city name AND the
   applied for string is a city name as listed on official city
   documents. City governments with concerns about strings that are
   duplicates, nicknames or close renderings of a city name should not rely on
   the evaluation process as the primary means of protecting their interests
   in a string. Rather, a government may elect to file a formal objection to
   an application that is opposed by the relevant community, or may submit its
   own application for the string.
   3. An application for any string that is an *exact match* of a *sub-national
   place name*, such as a county, province, or state, listed in the ISO
   3166-2 standard (unofficial list at
   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-2 ).
   4. An application for a string listed as a UNESCO region
   http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/worldwide/ OR appearing on the
   “Composition of macro geographical (continental) regions, geographical
   sub-regions, and selected economic and other groupings” list at
   http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49regin.htm . Applications
   appearing for a string in either list will require documentation of support
   from at least 60% of the respective national governments in the region and
   no more than one written statement of objection from relevant governments
   and/or public authorities associated with the continent or region.

An applied-for gTLD string that falls into any of 1 through 4 listed above
is considered to represent a geographic name and must be accompanied
by documentation of support or non-objection from the relevant governments
or public authorities.

Strings that include but do not match a geographic name will *NOT* be
considered geographic names , and therefore will not require documentation
of government
support in the evaluation process.

Finally, to clarify what the GNP does from Section 2.2.1.4.4, Page 71 of
the AGB:

   - The GNP will review all applications received.
   - For any application where the GNP determines that the applied-for gTLD
   string is a country or territory name, the application will not pass the
   Geographic Names review and will be denied.
   - For any application where the GNP determines that the applied-for gTLD
   string is not a geographic name requiring government support,
   the application will pass the Geographic Names review with no additional
   steps required.
   - For any application where the GNP determines that the applied-for gTLD
   string is a geographic name requiring government support, the GNP will
   confirm that the applicant has provided the required documentation from the
   relevant governments or public authorities. In cases where an applicant has
   not provided the required documentation, the applicant will be contacted
   and notified of the requirement, and given a limited time frame to provide
   the documentation. If the applicant has not produced the required
    documentation by the required date, the application will be considered
   incomplete and will be ineligible for further review.


Kind Regards,

Dev Anand Teelucksingh
gTLD RG chair



On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 11:33 PM, Justine Chew <justine.chew at gmail.com>wrote:

> Dear Dev and other New gTLD RG members,
>
> Would this objection be evaluated by a Geographic Names Evaluation Panel?
>  Or would it be considered under the "Limited Public Interest Objection"
> grounds and/or "community" grounds?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Justine Chew
> -----
>
>
> On 8 August 2012 23:56, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> FYI
>>
>> -------- Original Message --------  Subject: Objetions commonwealth bank
>> of Australia  Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2012 23:36:46 -0300  From: santiago acuña
>> <santiago10_05_83 at hotmail.com> <santiago10_05_83 at hotmail.com>  To:
>> <steve.crocker at icann.org> <steve.crocker at icann.org>  CC:
>> <akram.atallah at icann.org> <akram.atallah at icann.org>,
>> <rodrigo.delaparra at icann.org> <rodrigo.delaparra at icann.org>,
>> <john.jeffrey at icann.org> <john.jeffrey at icann.org>,
>> <heather.dryden at ic.gc.ca> <heather.dryden at ic.gc.ca>,
>> <gacsec at gac.icann.org> <gacsec at gac.icann.org>, <ocl at gih.com><ocl at gih.com>,
>> <stephane.vangelder at indom.com> <stephane.vangelder at indom.com>,
>> <courriel at alainpellet.eu> <courriel at alainpellet.eu>,
>> <cate.cobby at cba.com.au> <cate.cobby at cba.com.au>
>>
>>  Envio Carta del Legislador Juan Manuel Cid a los efectos de presentar
>> formal objeción a la reserva de la extensión .cba por parte del  commonwealth
>> bank of Australia
>>
>>
>>  Atte.
>>
>>  Santiago Virgilio Acuña
>> +3512308918 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting54            +3512308918
>>  end_of_the_skype_highlighting
>> +544205485 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting54  0351            +544205485
>>       end_of_the_skype_highlighting
>> Legislatura Provincial
>> Dean funes 64 Of. 324
>> Provincia de Cordoba
>> Republica Argentina
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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