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[gnso-iocrc-dt] Call for Volunteers: IGN-INGO Protections Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group Members

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  • Subject: [gnso-iocrc-dt] Call for Volunteers: IGN-INGO Protections Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group Members
  • From: Glen de Saint Géry <Glen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 06:53:53 -0700

Call for Volunteers: IGN-INGO Protections Policy Development Process (PDP) 
Working Group Members
Date: 29 October 2012

At its meeting on 17 October 2012, the GNSO Council initiated a Policy 
Development Process (PDP) on the Protection of Certain International 
Organization Names in all GTLDs. (see 
20121017-2<http://gnso.icann.org/en/resolutions#20121017-2>). The GNSO Council 
decided at this meeting that a group of volunteers should now be convened to 
draft the charter for the IGO-INGO PDP Working Group, which is to be approved 
by the GNSO Council.

Task of the Drafting Team

The Drafting Team will be tasked with developing a charter for the PDP Working 
Group on the Protection of Certain International Organization Names in all 
GTLDs. The Charter should include, at a minimum, the following elements as 
specified in the GNSO Working Group 
 Working Group identification; Mission, Purpose and Deliverables; Formation, 
Staffing and Organization, and; Rules of Engagement. The proposed charter will 
be submitted to the GNSO Council for its consideration. Upon completion of the 
Charter by the Drafting Team, the Working Group will then begin execution of 
the Charter.


If you are interested to participate, please send an email to the GNSO 
Secretariat<mailto:gnso.secretariat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>. You will be required to 
complete a Statement of 
Interest<http://community.icann.org/display/gnsosoi/New+SOIs> in order to 
participate. It is proposed that the group meet each Wednesday at 18:00 UTC for 
two hours.

Background Information on the Issue

The ICANN Board has requested policy advice from the GNSO Council and the GAC 
on whether special protections should be afforded for the names and acronyms of 
the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement ("RCRC"), the International Olympic 
Committee ("IOC") and/or International Government Organizations ("IGOs").

In September 2011, the GAC sent advice to the GNSO with a proposal for granting 
second level protections based upon the protections afforded to IOC/RCRC at the 
first level during the initial round of new gTLD applications, and that such 
protections are permanent. As a result of the GAC proposal submitted to the 
GNSO, the GNSO IOC/RCRC Drafting Team was formed and created a set of 
recommendations for protecting the IOC/RCRC names at the second level of the 
initial round new gTLDs, including the initiation of an "expedited PDP" to 
determine appropriate permanent protections for the RCRC and IOC names.

The latest inquiry to examine the issue of protecting IGO names emerged as a 
result of a request from the ICANN Board in response to letters received from 
the OECD and other IGOs in December 2011. Specifically, IGOs are seeking ICANN 
approval of protections at the top level that, at a minimum, are similar to 
those afforded to the RCRC and IOC in the Applicant Guidebook. In addition, 
IGOs are seeking a pre-emptive mechanism to protect their names at the second 
level. On 11 March 2012, the ICANN Board formally requested that the GNSO 
Council and the GAC provide policy advice on the IGO's request.

The Final Issue Report was submitted by ICANN Staff on 1 October 2012 (see 
 and in this report a number of issues are outlined that will need further 
consideration during the PDP.

The GNSO Council approved the IGO-INGO PDP at its 17 October 2012 meeting.

Recommended Reading for Volunteers

 *   Final Issue Report on the Protection of IGO 
 *   GNSO Working Group Guidelines, including charter 

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat

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