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Re: [gtld-council] modifications to new gTLD recommendations #3 and 6

  • To: gtld-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Re: [gtld-council] modifications to new gTLD recommendations #3 and 6
  • From: philip.sheppard@xxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 20:26:12 +0200 (CEST)

We cannot support these changes without checking externally.

Further, the absence of the phrase public and morality is an ommission in
the proposed change to 6 that makes this in effect a wrecking amendment.


> NCUC proposes the following modifications to new gTLD recommendations #3
> and 6:
> Rec. 3:
> The process for selecting strings must not infringe existing legal
> rights that are enforceable under internationally recognized principles
> of law or the applicant's national law.
> Examples of these legal rights that are internationally recognized
> include, but are not limited to, rights defined in the Paris Convention
> for the Protection of Industrial Property (in particular trademark
> rights), the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International
> Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (in particular freedom of
> expression rights).
> Rec 6:
> Strings must not be contrary to legal norms that are enforceable under
> generally accepted and internationally recognized principles of law.
> Taking into account the aforementioned limitations, no application shall
> be rejected solely because the applicant or string is associated with an
> unpopular or controversial point of view.

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