|Comment/Reply Periods (*)||Important Information Links|
|Comment Open:||28 September 2012|
|Comment Close:||19 October 2012|
|Close Time (UTC):||23:59 UTC||Public Comment Announcement|
|Reply Open:||20 October 2012||To Submit Your Comments (Forum Closed)|
|Reply Close:||9 November 2012||View Comments Submitted|
|Close Time (UTC):||23:59 UTC||Report of Public Comments|
|Purpose (Brief):||The IOC/RCRC Drafting Team (DT) requests community comment on the latest recommendations created for second level protections of names relating to the International Olympic Committee and the Red Cross/Red Crescent.|
|Current Status:||Open for Public Comment|
|Next Steps:||The Drafting Team's recommendations will be updated to reflect community feedback submitted through this forum and via final agreement of the Drafting Team members. Final recommendations will then be presented to the GNSO Council for its consideration.|
|Staff Contact:||Brian Peck, Margie Milam||Email:||Policyemail@example.com|
|Section I: Description, Explanation, and Purpose|
As a result of IOC/RCRC being granted top level protections for the first round of the new gTLD program, the IOC/RCRC Drafting Team was further tasked to consider whether the same protections should be afforded at the second level prior to the first delegation of a new gTLD. Since the beginning of 2012, the IOC/RCRC Drafting Team (DT) has deliberated about possible second level protections and how to respond to the GAC's request for protections. The DT now submits the recommendations formulated by the DT and makes them available for public comment before final submission to the GNSO Council.
Note from the IOC/RCRC Drafting Team Chair:
|Section II: Background|
The ICANN Board had requested policy advice from the GNSO Council and the GAC on whether special protections should be afforded to the RCRC, IOC and/or IGOs. Specifically, in its Singapore resolution, the Board authorized the President and CEO to implement the New gTLD Program "which includes the following elements: "the 30 May 2011 version of the Applicant Guidebook, subject to the revisions agreed to with the GAC on 19 June 2011, including: ...(b) incorporation of text concerning protection for specific requested Red Cross and IOC names for the top level only during the initial application round, until the GNSO and GAC develop policy advice based on the global public interest....."
During September 2011, the GAC also sent advice to the GNSO with a proposal for granting second level protections based upon the protections afforded to IOC/RCRC at the first level. In the same month, section 184.108.40.206.3 was added to the latest version of the new gTLD Applicant Guidebook dated 19 September 2011.
As a result of the GAC proposal submitted to the GNSO, the GNSO Council created a call for volunteers to form a drafting team about creating a response to the GAC. The IOC/RCRC Drafting Team was formed has since created a set of recommendations for protecting the IOC/RCRC names at the second level and includes an outline for a response to the GAC from the GNSO. The Drafting Team now wishes to solicit feedback from the community prior to submission of the recommendations to the GNSO Council.
See the IOC/RCRC Drafting Team page for more detail at: http://gnso.icann.org/en/group-activities/red-cross-ioc.htm
|Section III: Document and Resource Links|
|IOC/RCRC Drafting Team Recommendations Report [PDF, 152 KB]|
|Section IV: Additional Information|
|Final GNSO Issue Report on the Protection of International Organization Names in New gTLDs [PDF, 675 KB]|
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