Re: [gtld-council] Recommendation 20
- To: gtld-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [gtld-council] Recommendation 20
- From: Avri Doria <avri@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 10:25:58 -0400
If i understand Philip and Chuck's proposal, they are asking whether
the following has support in the committee.
Please correct me if I have the question wrong and please comment on
the wording. If you cannot accept it yet, please suggest wording
a. make it work better for you
b. you think would still be acceptable to others.
Please remember that we trying to arrive at wording that is at once
clear and which has the greatest possible support.
I have added one element to the suggestion, and am recommending that
the definitions be included as Implementation Guideline P.
Please let the list know whether you support the following changes:
rec20 - revised
"An application will be rejected if it is determined that there is
substantial opposition to 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 example an economic sector, a cultural community, or a
Explicit targeting means there is a description of the intended use
of the TLD in the application.
Implicit targeting means that the objecting institution makes an
assumption of targeting or that there may be confusion by users over
its intended use".
In the implementation of of an objection process, the following
should be included:
Substantial Opposition: A procedure including required documentation
will be prepared by 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 community to
have the TLD granted to the applicant.
Established institution: While the normal criteria should be for an
institution that has been in formal existence for at least 10 years,
in exceptional cases, standing may be granted to an institution that
has been in existence for fewer then 10 years. Exceptional
circumstance may relate to reasons such as: organization was
reorganized or merged with another organization, community is younger
the 10 years.
Formal existence: This is defined by an appropriate form of public
registration or clear public historical evidence. Third party
validation by a government, Intergovernmental organization or well
known established institution (e.g. International Red Cross, a Bar
Association, a Medical Certification Body) may also be used.