Two-Character Letter/Letter Label Comments and Mitigation Measures
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By Rita Forsi, Italian GAC Representative, Ministry of Economic Development
By Rita Forsi, Italia GAC Representative, Ministry of Economic Development
With reference to the process for Considering Comments for Two-Character Letter/Letter Labels launched by ICANN on October 6, 2015, Italy restates its position expressed on March 25, 2015 (http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/twochar_comments/2015/000063.html) and on May 14, 2015 (email attached).
Italy does not object tout-court to the delegation of our ccSLD, but wants to exercise the right to evaluate the delegation of “it” as a SLD on a case-by-case basis.
The evaluation process takes into account not only the confusion risks, but also the national and international legal framework (e.g. IPR) and opportunity considerations (e.g. it.sucks).
We would like to recall that both the Singapore and Dublin GAC Communiqué advise the Board that comments submitted by the relevant Governments be fully considered regardless of the grounds for objection.
For the abovementioned reasons, we reiterate our position expressed in March 25 2015 for the release of the two‐character “it” label at the second level under new gTLDs.
In general, “it” label string may be released to the extent that the registry operator reaches a formal agreement with the Italian government (included our ccTLD registry “.it”) as per Specification 5 of the Registry Agreement.
This policy is to be applied to all new gTLDs, including, but not limited to, those falling within Category 1 and Category 2 of the Beijing Communiquè. who have requested for the release of “it” labels at the second level.
The authorization requests should be sent to the Italian GAC representatives.
Furthermore, we would like to underline that these “lines-to-take” are agreed with the “.it” Registry.
By Syed Iftikhar H Shah, Director IT, Ministry of IT, Government of Pakistan
With reference to subject matter our Pakistan’s instance is that we also have the same issue as some government has already raised to the concerned quarters. In this regard, the major issue is that such subject proposal will create confusion in the domain name system for the internet community particularly for out internet community due to lack of awareness and capacity building of our users for such domain name schemes of. So, it is suggested that ICANN, GAC and the relevant bodies, local communities of the world may further deliberate on the subject matter and then proceed accordingly In this regard, awareness program may also be launched by the ICANN globally and in developing countries as a special case.
In view of the above, it is recommended that GAC may take the subject matter with ICANN. In current situation we would ask ICANN not to proceed with releasing Pakistanis country code and names at 2nd level for all new gTLDs.
By Landcruise.COM, Diluted, Blurred & Infringed .COM Domain Name Registrant, N/A > Above can't be blank.
Hi ICANN & NTIAgov:
PointQuébec Inc with their .Quebec are intent on unfairly creating Consumer Confusion with CentralNic's .COM Based - Domain Name.
Quebec's mock Provincial .qc.COM has a Creation Date: 1998-05-21; and it's been well marketed too.
While Quebec based businesses predominantly use NTIA / US Law's ACPA Governed & Protected .COMs for Worldwide exposure, under RFC-1591, they also use Regional .CA identifier too.
The fact that CentralNic's racket is forcing .COM Registrants to purchase Defensive Registrations under the 2nd Level .COM Domain, at the 3rd .COM Level is irrelevant.
A dotQUEBEC is simply another example of ICANN exercising it's monopoly to generate more "not for profit" profit.
By H.S.Shahhoseini, Advisor of Information Technology Organization of Iran, International Office
Please find following comment which is official statement of Iran ICT Deputy Minister and Head of Information Technology Organization of Iran. Also similar letter has been sent to GAC Secretariat by email.
Dear GAC Secretariat
Re: Requests for Release of Two-Letter Second-Level Domains in gTLDs
As Islamic Republic of IRAN GAC Representative, I would like to express our concerns about the likelihood of confusion between "ir" and the corresponding ccTLD. We, hereby, ask the related authorities to inform us of any request including "ir" and other possibly two character labels which are similar to "ir" in order to concluding an explicit agreement with us for releasing Two-Letter Second-Level Domains in gTLDs.
So again we categorically reject any such release unless our explicit agreement is obtained.
I.R. Iran GAC Representative
Deputy Minister of ICT and
Head of Information Technology Organization of Iran