Name: George Kirikos
Date: 24 Oct 2021
Affiliation: Leap of Faith Financial Services Inc.
Original Public Comment: Initial Report from the EPDP on Specific Curative Rights Protections for IGOs
Summary of Attachment
Two (2) attachments are included:
1. LEAP-comments-IGO-ePDP-2021-final-20211023.pdf: this is our main comment for this 2021 comment period (54 pages)
2. LEAP-comments-IGOPDP-final-report-20190820.pdf: this was our comment to the ICANN Board in August 2019, on the same general topic. It had process background from the first working group on IGO issues that might be useful background material, but are included by reference rather than copying it to the new PDP
Summary of Submission
We are opposed to the entire report. It is a product of capture, as documented by a detailed analysis of the participation levels of the new working group.
Instead, we propose an alternative "Notice of Objection" system which would be a win-win for both IGOs and for domain name registrants, as it has the ability to eliminate the mutual jurisdiction clause while still preserving the full legal rights of domain name registrants.
[past comments regarding the new ICANN comment system itself have been moved to the Appendix of the 2021 PDF]