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Fwd: [liaison6c] Protection of International Olympic Committee (IOC) / Red Cross Names (RCRC) Drafting Team - Recommendations

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  • Subject: Fwd: [liaison6c] Protection of International Olympic Committee (IOC) / Red Cross Names (RCRC) Drafting Team - Recommendations
  • From: Alain Berranger <alain.berranger@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2012 22:07:07 -0400

Dear NPOC Colleagues,

I do not recall an NPOC consultation on this. Hence, it is not possible to
refer to an NCSG opposition, but I presume only to an NCUC opposition
(although I have not followed NCUC on this issue). That said, we at NPOC
need to express ourselves on this issue. I for one favor the PDP route as
an appropriate compromise. What say you?


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Glen de Saint Géry <Glen@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 6:17 PM
Subject: [liaison6c] Protection of International Olympic Committee (IOC) /
Red Cross Names (RCRC) Drafting Team - Recommendations
To: liaison6c <liaison6c@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Protection of International Olympic Committee (IOC) / Red Cross Names
(RCRC) Drafting Team – Recommendations****

Comment/Reply Periods (*)****

Important Information Links****

*Comment Open:*****

28 September 2012****

*Comment Close:*****

19 October 2012****

*Close Time (UTC):*****

23:59 UTC****

Public Comment 

*Reply Open:*****

20 October 2012****

To Submit Your Comments (Forum) <ioc-rcrc-recommendations@xxxxxxxxx>****

*Reply Close:*****

9 November 2012****

View Comments Submitted<http://forum.icann.org/lists/ioc-rcrc-recommendations/>

*Close Time (UTC):*****

23:59 UTC****

Report of Public Comments****

Brief Overview****

*Originating Organization:*****



   - Top-Level Domains****
   - Second-Level Domains****
   - Policy Process****
   - Intellectual Property****

*Purpose (Brief):*****

The IOC/RCRC Drafting Team (DT) requests community comment on the latest
recommendations created for second level protections of names relating to
the International Olympic Committee and the Red Cross/Red Crescent.****

*Current Status:*****

Open for Public Comment****

*Next Steps:*****

The Drafting Team's recommendations will be updated to reflect community
feedback submitted through this forum and via final agreement of the
Drafting Team members. Final recommendations will then be presented to the
GNSO Council for its consideration.****

*Staff Contact:*****

Brian Peck, Margie Milam****



Detailed Information****

*Section I: Description, Explanation, and Purpose*****

As a result of IOC/RCRC being granted top level protections for the first
round of the new gTLD program, the IOC/RCRC Drafting Team was further
tasked to consider whether the same protections should be afforded at the
second level prior to the first delegation of a new gTLD. Since the
beginning of 2012, the IOC/RCRC Drafting Team (DT) has deliberated about
possible second level protections and how to respond to the GAC's request
for protections. The DT now submits the recommendations formulated by the
DT and makes them available for public comment before final submission to
the GNSO Council.****

*Note from the IOC/RCRC Drafting Team Chair:*
These recommendations are being posted at the request of the Drafting Team.
Although some members of the Drafting Team believe that a PDP is not
necessary at this time to grant second level protections for the IOC/RCRC,
a consensus of the DT does in fact agree that a PDP represents an
appropriate compromise on this issue. With respect to the Recommendations
#2 and #3 (temporary protection at second level), there is strong support
amongst the Drafting Team for those recommendations with opposition from
the Non-commercial Stakeholder Group and Thomas Rickert. A copy of
statements from certain constituencies, stakeholder groups, and/or
individuals is attached as appendices to the recommendations.****

*Section II: Background*****

The ICANN Board had requested policy advice from the GNSO Council and the
GAC on whether special protections should be afforded to the RCRC, IOC
and/or IGOs. Specifically, in its Singapore resolution, the Board
authorized the President and CEO to implement the New gTLD Program "which
includes the following elements: "the 30 May 2011 version of the Applicant
Guidebook, subject to the revisions agreed to with the GAC on 19 June 2011,
including: ...(b) incorporation of text concerning protection for specific
requested Red Cross and IOC names for the top level only during the initial
application round, until the GNSO and GAC develop policy advice based on
the global public interest....."****

During September 2011, the GAC also sent advice to the GNSO with a proposal
for granting second level protections based upon the protections afforded
to IOC/RCRC at the first level. In the same month, section was
added to the latest version of the new gTLD Applicant Guidebook dated 19
September 2011.****

As a result of the GAC proposal submitted to the GNSO, the GNSO Council
created a call for volunteers to form a drafting team about creating a
response to the GAC. The IOC/RCRC Drafting Team was formed has since
created a set of recommendations for protecting the IOC/RCRC names at the
second level and includes an outline for a response to the GAC from the
GNSO. The Drafting Team now wishes to solicit feedback from the community
prior to submission of the recommendations to the GNSO Council.****

See the IOC/RCRC Drafting Team page for more detail at:

*Section III: Document and Resource Links*****

IOC/RCRC Drafting Team Recommendations
152 KB]

*Section IV: Additional Information*****


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*(*) Comments submitted after the posted Close Date/Time are not guaranteed
to be considered in any final summary, analysis, reporting, or
decision-making that takes place once this period lapses.*****

** **

** **

Glen de Saint Géry ****

GNSO Secretariat ****

gnso.secretariat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx ****


** **

Alain Berranger, B.Eng, MBA
Member, Board of Directors, CECI,
Executive-in-residence, Schulich School of Business, www.schulich.yorku.ca
Treasurer, Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation, www.gkpfoundation.org
NA representative, Chasquinet Foundation, www.chasquinet.org
Chair, NPOC, NCSG, ICANN, http://npoc.org/
O:+1 514 484 7824; M:+1 514 704 7824
Skype: alain.berranger

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