[gtld-council] Recommendation 20
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- Subject: [gtld-council] Recommendation 20
- From: "Philip Sheppard" <philip.sheppard@xxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 13:43:33 +0200
I believe I agree with all of your points.
What you seem to be saying is that you are concerned that the current wording
of rec.20 is
But I do not see you really opposing the group's objectives I set out in the
version of current rec.20
Is that correct ?
If so our task is easy: write a clearer text. (We don't need to do this is one
sentence as we are writing a recommendation not law !)
How about this:
rec20 - revised
"An application will be rejected if it is determined that there is substantial
it from a significant established institution representing a sector or
community for which
the string may either be explicitly or implicitly targeted.
Opposition must be objection based: application staff will monitor public
comments and where
appropriate explain the objection procedure to an objector with standing.
The sector or community should be interpreted broadly and will include for
economic sector, a cultural community, or a linguistic community.
Explicit targeting means there is a description of the intended use of the TLD
Implicit targeting means that the objecting institution makes an assumption of
that there may be confusion by users over its intended use".
To which we add these (revised) staff notes:
Substantial Opposition: A procedure including required documentation will be
ICANN. This documentation will include elements such as a detailed description
of the sector
or community affected and the nature of the harm it would cause that sector or
have the TLD granted to the applicant.
Established institution: While the normal criteria should be for an institution
been in formal existence for at least 10 years, in exceptional cases, standing
granted to an institution that has been in existence for fewer then 10 years.
circumstance may relate to reasons such as: organization was reorganized or
another organization, community is younger the 10 years.
Formal existence: This is defined by an appropriate form of public registration
public historical evidence. Third party validation by a government,
organization or well known established institution (e.g. International Red
Cross, a Bar
Association, a Medical Certification Body) may also be used.
None of the new wording changes the main group's objectives but I hope may
potential ambiguities. Does it ?