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Re: [gtld-council] PDP Dec 05: Follow-up to 23 June

  • To: Liz Williams <liz.williams@xxxxxxxxx>, gtld-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Re: [gtld-council] PDP Dec 05: Follow-up to 23 June
  • From: Robin Gross <robin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2007 13:12:05 -0700

Hi Liz,

I have significant objections to #20 as currently drafted (and even more so as you proposed today, which goes even further in permitting objections to stop an application than the current draft of #20).

So I would propose the following for #20:
"An application may be rejected only if is shown to be in violation of the national law of the country in which the applicant is incorporated or if the applicant is shown to lack the technical or operational capacity to perform the necessary functions of managing the domain."


Liz Williams wrote:


Thanks for that -- do I understand you correctly that you don't have an issue with the drafting of the recommendation but that in implementation there would be limitations on who could object to what?

If you still have a problem with the drafting of the recommendation, do you have an alternative suggestion?


Liz Williams
Senior Policy Counselor
ICANN - Brussels
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On 24 Jun 2007, at 20:23, Robin Gross wrote:

As I stated yesterday in the meeting, there must be a limitation on the *type* of objection that can stop an application for a new gtld (in addition to *who* can complain).

An objection to the string must be based on either law or technical/ operational issues. Otherwise, we swallow up all our attempts to narrow evaluation criteria to these issues and it becomes a free for all.

The language for #20 below still permits the 'Legion of Decency' type of actors or competitors to stop an application for non-legal reasons. It encourages lobbying for and against applications - really bad idea.


philip.sheppard@xxxxxx wrote:

How about this for clarity:

"An application will be rejected if it is determined that
there is opposition to it from among established
institutions of the economic sector, or cultural community, and the degree
of that opposition is substantial.

Clarifies our intent
Deletes redundant "language community" as it is subset of cultural


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