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[npoc] Re: [gnso-igo-ingo] International Legal Personality as a Qualification Criterion

  • To: Evan Leibovitch <evan@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [npoc] Re: [gnso-igo-ingo] International Legal Personality as a Qualification Criterion
  • From: Alain Berranger <alain.berranger@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:25:40 -0500

Hi Evan,

Yes I understand. Great paper and I found myself in much agreement with
Alan Greenberg and the ALAC paper.

The ILP test is not a panacea but it would help a lot as part of ICANN's
qualifications set to establish the validity of requests, specially if the
onus to justify the special protection request is totally placed on the

Cheers, Alain

On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 5:29 PM, Evan Leibovitch <evan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Alain,
> The At-Large approach has been to look at name-protection from the PoV of
> actual abuse prevention rather than vanity and perceived harm claims.
> For instance, we note that no harm has come to the IOC, nor confusion
> experienced by end-users, as a result of the name "olympic.com" being
> used for 14 years by a paint company. As a result, the IOC claims have
> significantly diminished merit. If there is explicit law and treaty behind
> protection of its names, then the IOC and IGOs should rely on those
> existing protections rather than to demand ICANN to add unnecessary
> protections.
> OTOH, we also note the real abuse suffered by the RCRC in the form of
> bad-faith attempts to divert attention and resources from, amongst other
> things, ad-hoc disaster relief efforts. ALAC is of the opinion that
> non-treaty global humanitarian organizations such as Medecins Sans
> Frontieres and Oxfam have far greater need of protection -- based on actual
> rather than imagined harm -- than the IOC and most IGOs.
> Further analysis, rationale and proposed criteria can be found in the
> recently-submitted ALAC reply to the eight questions.
> - Evan

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
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