Public Comment

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Name: Robert Hoggarth
Date: 9 Jun 2023
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Governmental Advisory Committee

Summary of Attachment

The attached document is provided on behalf of the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee in lieu of completing the template form provided.

Summary of Submission

The GAC enthusiastically supports the GNSO’s development of policy recommendations that will eventually allow for the introduction of variant gTLDs at the top-level. These developments will, in themselves, serve to enhance a multilingual Internet.

GAC Members believe that the new gTLD program should create as many opportunities as possible for new scripts at the top level of the DNS – thereby providing substantial opportunities to address the needs of marginalized communities around the world.