Re: [gtld-council] modifications to new gTLD recommendations #3 and 6
The proposed Rec #6 doesn't explicitly encourage ICANN to regulate morality and public order as the current #6 does. However, these types of legal restrictions are still included within the scope of in the proposed wording. So it doesn't wreck it all - those legally valid objections are still within scope.
Thanks, Robin philip.sheppard@xxxxxx wrote:
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. PhilipNCUC 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.