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[gnso-iocrc-dt] List of possible approaches for Red Cross/IOC names in new gTLDS

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  • Subject: [gnso-iocrc-dt] List of possible approaches for Red Cross/IOC names in new gTLDS
  • From: Brian Peck <brian.peck@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 08:08:58 -0700

In response to the request during the last RC/IOC DT call, please find below a 
list of possible approaches that have been proposed to date for moving forward 
in responding to the GAC proposal to protect the RCRC and IOC names at the 
second level in new gTLDS:

 1.  Maintain the status quo and not provide any new special protections for 
the RCRC/IOC names (i.e., no changes to the current schedule of second-level 
reserved names in the new gTLD Registry Agreement).
 2.  Develop recommendations to implement the GAC proposal such as extending 
protection to all or a subset of RCRC names only, all or a subset of IOC names 
only or, to both sets of each organization’s names.
 3.  Consider the proposal to not provide any new protections now and wait to 
see if any additional protections may be necessary after the delegation of the 
first round new gTLD strings and/or consider lowering costs for each 
organization to utilize RPMs ( i.e., Thomas Rickert’s proposal)
 4.  Consider possible additional protections for the RCRC/IOC as part of a 
broader PDP on the protection of names for international organizations
 5.  Ask ICANN General Counsel’s office to conduct a legal analysis to 
substantiate/verify whether there is clear evidence of treaty law and/or 
statutes that would require registries and registrars to protect IOC and RCRC 
names by law.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need anything further at this 
time.  Thanks.

Best Regards,


Brian Peck
Policy Director

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