[soac-mapo] charter and mission
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- Subject: [soac-mapo] charter and mission
- From: "Philip Sheppard" <philip.sheppard@xxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 11:45:06 +0200
Lets try to be clear about why this group exists and focus a little.
Mechanism: individual or the Independent Objector (IO) (charged with the public
Determination: a panel established by an independent provider under ICANN
Grounds: Losely described in DAG4.
As a group we therefore should determine first:
a) do we support the concept at all of a morality objection?
if No, move to kill it.
if Yes, seek to improve the grounds or the mechanism/determination.
Background: National trade mark offices make this sort of determinations
themselves all the time. Sometimes rejections are appealed. The authority and
appeal has its roots in the national law. ICANN's problem is the lack of a
similar legal basis, hence the call to international law (which was created for
My own take is:
a) the existence of the system will deter most cases of obviously objectionable
TLDs, so the objection will not be needed.
b) when it does the issue is likely to be questionable and so must be determined
by a panel listening to arguments.
So, what exactly is wrong with the DAG4 proposal in principle?
(lets tackle implementation in due course).