[ALAC] Fwd: [council] GAC advice on protecting International Olympic Committee and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Fri May 13 03:18:37 UTC 2011


Inter-sessional advice from the GAC. Perhaps a first?  Alan

>From: Bruce Tonkin <Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au>
>To: "council at gnso.icann.org" <council at gnso.icann.org>
>Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 19:20:38 -0400
>Subject: [council] GAC advice on protecting International Olympic Committee
>  and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
>
>Latest advice from GAC:
>
>Mr. Peter Dengate Thrush
>Chairman of the Board
>ICANN
>
>Dear Peter,
>
>I am writing to express the strong support of 
>the GAC for the requests from the
>International Olympic Committee and the 
>International Red Cross and Red Crescent
>Movement for the key words most directly 
>associated with their respective Charters to
>be added to the Reserved Names list.
>
>The GAC believes that this would provide the 
>most appropriate form of protection of
>the global public interest invested in these two 
>organisations. In both cases, there are
>existing protections in national law, in 
>multiple jurisdictions, as well as coverage under an international instrument.
>
>The GAC advises the ICANN Board to approve these 
>requests and to direct staff to
>reflect the Board’s approval in the May 30, 
>2011 version of the Applicant Guidebook.
>
>Heather Dryden
>Chair, Governmental Advisory Committee
>Senior Advisor to the Government of Canada
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