Re: [npoc-voice] NPOC Proposal for IOC-RC protection
- To: Alain Berranger <alain.berranger@xxxxxxxxx>, "npoc-voice@xxxxxxxxx" <npoc-voice@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [npoc-voice] NPOC Proposal for IOC-RC protection
- From: Jean-Louis Ecochard <jecochard@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 15:42:26 +0000
Merci de votre proposition.
One of the prime concern is the conversion of a known NGO domain name into a
This is because a domain name is an NGO brand on the internet.
We also know that words like relief, cancer, heart, peace, nature, etc. cannot
receive trademark protection yet they represent essential internet brands of
the NGOs they represent.
I believe ANY NGO with a strong internet brand presence would find it
disastrous to see their domain name converted into a gTLD (e.g. In our case of
nature.org seeing a .nature gTLD).
Henceforth I recommend we propose protection of any .org or .org.country
domain name in active use by "Any organization operating globally in the public
interest and enjoying International Legal Personality in the country where its
Headquarters are located, and its members." as of January 1 2012. This means
that ICANN would prohibit the creation of a gTLD that is the same as a domain
name of an NGO in use 1/1/12 and active.
This ensures protection of the capital invested by NGOs on their brand presence
without making it too complicated for ICANN to administer (I.e. Check for .org
existence, check if own by NGO).
I welcome thoughts and discussions on this extension of Alain's suggestion.
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From: Alain Berranger
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 18:06:11 -0400
Subject: [npoc-voice] NPOC Proposal for IOC-RC protection
Dear NPOC members:
Greetings from San José. As Acting Vice Chair, I would like to consult you on
an important issue:
Context: Given the tension here on the IOC and Red Cross exemption (some of us
call it protection) and the Drafting Committee Chair report to GNSO this
morning - we find it wise, for the benefit of our current and future NPOC
members, as well as the ICANN Community at large, that NPOC promotes and
supports a) the proposal from the WG and b), in a broader manner, the generic
extension of this protection based on avoiding the setting of a precedent, and
based on objective and independantly verifiable criteria to define who or who
does not qualify:
Would receive new gTLD protection: "Any organization operating globally in the
public interest and enjoying International Legal Personality in the country
where its Headquarters are located, and its members."
Thank you for your attention to this important matter. Please respond by
Tuesday 13 March 17:00 San José time.
Alain Berranger, B.Eng, MBA
Member, Board of Directors, CECI,
Executive-in-residence, Schulich School of Business,
Trustee, Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation,
NA representative, Chasquinet Foundation,
interim Membership Committee Chair, NPOC, NCSG, ICANN, http://npoc.org/
O:+1 514 484 7824; M:+1 514 704 7824