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Draft Final Report ccNSO Study Group on the Use of Country and Territory Names as TLDs

2 July 2013

Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 2 July 2013
  • Top-Level Domains
  • Policy Processes
  • Transparency/Accountability
Purpose (Brief):

The treatment of country and territory names as Top Level Domains is a topic that has been discussed by the ccNSO, GAC, GNSO, ALAC and the ICANN Board for a number of years.

Issues regarding the treatment of representations of country and territory names have arisen in a wide range of ICANN policy processes, including the IDN fast track, IDN ccPDP, and the development of the new gTLD Applicant guidebook.

It is in recognising the absence of the importance of country and territory names to a wide range of stakeholders, that the ccNSO Council convened the Study Group on the use of Country and Territory Names. The Study Group has completed its work and is now seeking feed-back and input from the ICANN community.

Public Comment Box Link: http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/unct-final-02jul13-en.htm