Seeking comments on the Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Procedure
Section I: Description, Explanation, and Purpose
As previously reported, a dispute resolution procedure will be put in place to address complaints that a Registry in the New gTLD Program may not be complying with the Public Interest Commitment(s) in Specification 11 of their Registry Agreement with ICANN. A draft procedure has been created for this purpose. The draft procedure, or Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Procedure (PICDRP), closely tracks the Registry Restrictions Dispute Resolution Procedure (RRDRP) that has already been vetted with the community through several public comment periods and subsequent revisions. The purpose of this Public Comment Forum is to obtain public input on the PICDRP, and to inform revisions to the PICDRP, if appropriate.
Section II: Background
Specification 11 in over 500 new gTLD Registry Agreements will have voluntary Public Interest Commitments that the Registry has made and with which the Registry has agreed to comply. To effectively and efficiently resolve any issues that might arise regarding non-compliance with a Registry’s Public Interest Commitments, a third party-administered dispute resolution procedure will be put in place.
Section III: Relevant Resources
- Draft Public Interest Commitment Dispute Resolution Procedure [PDF, 199 KB]
- For the approved RRDRP, please see: http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/agb/rrdrp-04jun12-en.pdf [PDF, 257 KB]
Section IV: Additional Information