Public Comment Invited: Implementing Rights Protection Mechanisms in the Name Collision Mitigation Framework

25 August 2014

Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 25 August 2014
  • Top-Level Domains
  • Second-Level Domains
  • Contracted Party Agreements
  • Intellectual Property
Purpose (Brief):

ICANN is posting for public comment a paper [PDF, 114 KB] discussing various alternatives to providing Rights Protection Mechanisms for second level domain names once they are released for allocation. Consistent with the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework [PDF, 926 KB] approved on 30 July 2014, the Board New gTLD Program Committee directed staff to provide each registry operator a Name Collision Occurrence Assessment ("Name Collision Assessment"), issued on 4 August 2014.

Per the Name Collision Occurrence Assessment, for names included on the SLD Block List of the registry's Alternate Path to Delegation Report and recorded in the Trademark Clearinghouse that the registry withheld from allocation during its Sunrise Period or Claims Period, the registry must continue to withhold these names from allocation while ICANN consults with the community. This paper examines operational and other considerations for several possible approaches regarding the appropriate Rights Protection Mechanisms for release of SLD Block List names.

Public Comment Box Link: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/name-collision-rpm-2014-08-25-en