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Reply Comment on Behalf of the International Olympic Committee

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  • Subject: Reply Comment on Behalf of the International Olympic Committee
  • From: Kiran Malancharuvil <kmalancharuvil@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 21:52:18 +0000

We are disappointed to see Mr. Stoll's commentary on the GNSO Recommendations 
for Protection of the IOC and Red Cross names at the second level of new gTLDs. 
While we understand the issue is prone to vigorous debate in some respects, Mr. 
Stoll has made misstatements that we must now address, to protect the integrity 
of the discussion.

Mr. Stoll states "There is no reason than the protection of commercial 
interests to grant a protection to the IOC and this simply should be taken off 
the table as it is wasting everybody's time." The IOC is not a commercial 
organization; it is a not-for-profit organization. The IOC is committed 
entirely to the concept of Olympism, which refers to its efforts to build a 
better world through sport. This is achieved through six programs, Sport for 
All, Development through Sport, Education through Sport, Women and Sport, Peace 
through Sport and Sport and the Environment. The IOC funds many worthy causes, 
some of which save lives. In fact, the IOC was recently honored at the 
International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC for its contribution to the 
fight against the global AIDS crisis.

In 2011, the IOC submitted a public document to ICANN which explained its 
humanitarian efforts. We have attached that document for your review.

We hope that this clarifies the status of the IOC.

Respectfully submitted,

Kiran J. Malancharuvil
Silverberg, Goldman & Bikoff, L.L.P.
Georgetown Place
1101 30th Street NW, Suite 120
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 944-3307 - office

Attachment: IOC Letter to ICANN 2011.pdf
Description: IOC Letter to ICANN 2011.pdf

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