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

  • To: "Jean-Louis Ecochard" <jecochard@xxxxxxx>, "Alain Berranger" <alain.berranger@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [npoc-voice] Fwd: [liaison6c] Protection of International Olympic Committee (IOC) / Red Cross Names (RCRC) Drafting Team - Recommendations
  • From: "klaus.stoll" <klaus.stoll@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2012 01:15:26 +0200

Dear Jean-Louis

I want to Thank You for raising what might be the most important aspect in this debate: protection and a plain playing field for all non-profits. I confess, I think we, including me, got side tracked in the debate by concentrating on the individual and not on the collective. I think it would be great if we could now all, and I include here the IOC and the IRC, move away from seeking protection for individual organizations or not, but close ranks and seek protection and justice for all!

Thanks again for your extremely valuable contribution



-----Original Message----- From: Jean-Louis Ecochard
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2012 12:32 AM
To: Alain Berranger
Cc: npoc-voice@xxxxxxxxx ; ioc-rcrc-recommendations@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [npoc-voice] Fwd: [liaison6c] Protection of International Olympic Committee (IOC) / Red Cross Names (RCRC) Drafting Team - Recommendations

Cher Alain,

I agree and I am in favor of the proposed PDP route.

But also want to make it clear that we have to represent the needs of all non-profits, big and small, members and non-members and that while IRC and IOC had the resources to pay attention to the early ICANN texts and hence insert their requests for protection by the deadlines, it was not the case of other non-profits who either did not know what was happening (and most still don't ) or did not have the resources to request protection.

With understanding that the exception process is closed and respecting opinions asking no more exception be made, it is nonetheless unfair and unjust that so many non-profits brands will risk being co-opted at the gTLD level and thus have to potentially spend donor money to making the gTLD right instead of doing good. As NGOs are a substantial part of the public good, it is in the utmost interest of the public good to open this exception process broader than IRC and IOC's brands to the interest of all NGOs and make it a standard for the protection of non-profit brands instead of an exception limited to IRC and IOC.

Jean-Louis Ecochard

From: Alain Berranger <alain.berranger@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:alain.berranger@xxxxxxxxx>>
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 3:07 PM
To: "npoc-voice@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:npoc-voice@xxxxxxxxx>" <npoc-voice@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:npoc-voice@xxxxxxxxx>>, "ioc-rcrc-recommendations@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:ioc-rcrc-recommendations@xxxxxxxxx>" <ioc-rcrc-recommendations@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:ioc-rcrc-recommendations@xxxxxxxxx>> Subject: [npoc-voice] Fwd: [liaison6c] Protection of International Olympic Committee (IOC) / Red Cross Names (RCRC) Drafting Team - Recommendations

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<mailto: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<mailto: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 Announcement<https://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-28sep12-en.htm>

Reply Open:

20 October 2012

To Submit Your Comments (Forum)<mailto: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: http://gnso.icann.org/en/group-activities/red-cross-ioc.htm

Section III: Document and Resource Links

IOC/RCRC Drafting Team Recommendations Report<http://gnso.icann.org/en/issues/ioc-rcrc-recommendations-28sep12-en.pdf> [PDF, 152 KB]

Section IV: Additional Information


(*) 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

Alain Berranger, B.Eng, MBA
Member, Board of Directors, CECI, http://www.ceci.ca<http://www.ceci.ca/en/about-ceci/team/board-of-directors/> Executive-in-residence, Schulich School of Business, www.schulich.yorku.ca<http://www.schulich.yorku.ca> Treasurer, Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation, www.gkpfoundation.org<http://www.gkpfoundation.org> NA representative, Chasquinet Foundation, www.chasquinet.org<http://www.chasquinet.org>
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