Proposed Measures for Letter/Letter Two-Character ASCII Labels to Avoid Confusion with Corresponding Country Codes - Government of Egypt Comments ..
The Government of Egypt welcomes the opportunity to comment on the proposed measures for Letter/Letter two-character ASCII Labels to avoid confusion with corresponding country codes, and appreciates the efforts exerted to come up with the measures proposed to mitigate confusion with country codes. After consultation with Egypt's ccTLD registry operator, we believe the proposed measures do not fully address the raised concerns and fall short in addressing GAC advice on the topic as per the most recent Helsinki Communique. Moreover, we believe the proposed measures would force defensive registrations, which we do not feel is an appropriate way forward. We therefore, reiterate our position, submitted on Mar 25, 2015, and request Egypt's Letter/Letter two-character ASCII label, '.eg', not to be used at the second level of any gTLD without explicit consent from both the Government and the .eg registry operator. Kind Regards --Manal Manal Ismail Egypt GAC Representative Executive Director, International Technical Coordination National Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt (NTRA) Tel: +202 3534 1115 Fax: +202 3534 4155 Email: manal@xxxxxxxxxx<mailto:manal@xxxxxxxxxx>