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Public Comment

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Name: Governmental Advisory Committee
Date: 22 Oct 2021
Affiliation: Governmental Advisory Committee
Summary of Submission

The GAC appreciates the work of the EPDP convened to address the question of IGO access to a curative rights protection mechanism.  The GAC reiterates that IGOs are unique treaty-based institutions created by governments under international law, and especially noting that IGOs undertake global public service missions, that protecting their names and acronyms in the DNS is in the global public interest.  The GAC also recalls that ICANN’s Bylaws and Core Values indicate that the concerns and interests of entities most affected, here IGOs, should be taken into account in policy development processes.