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RE: [gnso-iocrc-dt] Protecting the red cross/red crescent names and related denominations at the Second Level of New gTLDs

  • To: "'Stephane Hankins'" <shankins@xxxxxxxx>, "Neuman, Jeff (Jeff.Neuman@xxxxxxxxxx)" <Jeff.Neuman@xxxxxxxxxx>, "gnso-iocrc-dt@xxxxxxxxx" <gnso-iocrc-dt@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [gnso-iocrc-dt] Protecting the red cross/red crescent names and related denominations at the Second Level of New gTLDs
  • From: "Hughes, Debra Y." <Debra.Hughes@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 18:03:52 +0000


Earlier today, Red Cross/Red Crescent submitted an initial response to the 
questions posed by the Drafting Team.  Attached are illustrative examples of 
problematic domain name registrations that incorporate "REDCROSS":

1)      Attachment: "Red Cross Domains" - Historical examples of domain names 
registered during times of disaster (Tab 1) and an exemplary list of domain 
captured via UDRP proceedings between 2002 and 2007 (Tab 2); and

2)      Attachment "2012 4 18 Red Cross Domains Report" - A snapshot of domain 
names recently captured during January - March 2012
Also, we have attached "Hurricane Disaster Fraud domains" which is a snapshot 
of domain names that were registered shortly after devastating  Hurricanes in 
the Fall of 2009.  Although these domains do not contain REDCROSS, they 
represent another category of mission-related internet enforcement in which Red 
Cross/Red Crescent allocates important financial and human resources to attend 
to online fraud.  We share these domains with you to further illustrate how the 
protection Red Cross/Red Crescent names in the new gTLD program will assist Red 
Cross/Red Crescent to focus its human and financial resources on addressing 
this type of fraud and abuse.

Red Cross/Red Crescent hopes this additional information will be helpful to the 
Drafting Team as it considers the Governmental Advisory Committee's proposal 
for protection of the Red Cross/Red Crescent names at the second level of new 
gTLD Program.

Please advise if you have any questions.


Debra Y. Hughes
Senior Counsel

American Red Cross
2025 E Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
202.303.5356 (p)
202.303.0143 (f)

From: Stephane Hankins [mailto:shankins@xxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:40 AM
To: Neuman, Jeff (Jeff.Neuman@xxxxxxxxxx); gnso-iocrc-dt@xxxxxxxxx
Cc: Hughes, Debra Y.; Christophe LANORD; Philip Spoerri; Charlotta Relander; 
Udo Wagner-Meige; Elise Baudot; Michelle Rockwell; Gerardo Moloeznik; 
Subject: [gnso-iocrc-dt] Protecting the red cross/red crescent names and 
related denominations at the Second Level of New gTLDs

Dear Jeff,

In view of todays discussion, please find herewith a communication to the 
drafting group on the protection of the red cross, red crescent and red crystal 
names and related denominations at the Second Level, further to the last 
teleconference and to the requests formulated on this occasion.

As you will note, the document combines elements from our initial public 
comment pertaining to the international legal protection of the denominations 
with answers to the specific questions put forward to us two weeks ago. Please 
note that due to absences and missions, the attached document originates with 
the ICRC and that my colleagues in the American Red Cross and the International 
Federation will complement with concrete illustrations of instances of misuse 
or abuse of the denominations at a later stage.

Best wishes,

St├ęphane J. Hankins
Legal adviser
Division for cooperation and coordination within the Movement
International Committee of the Red Cross
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Attachment: Hurricane Disaster fraud domains 2009.xls
Description: Hurricane Disaster fraud domains 2009.xls

Attachment: 2012_4_18 Red Cross Domains Report.xlsx
Description: 2012_4_18 Red Cross Domains Report.xlsx

Attachment: Red Cross domain names.xls
Description: Red Cross domain names.xls

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