[ALAC] GAC Communiqué from Toronto

Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 18:42:05 UTC 2012

On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 6:32 AM, Avri Doria <avri at acm.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> Re; RCRC Movement
> If it is International Law, than why has this never been acted on in any
> International court.  There must certainly be second level infringements in
> the incumbent gTLDs of the constraints the RCRC wishes put in place (I
> haven't checked, I am just assuming) that could have been judged in
> International tribunals.  Certainly  infringement of the RCRC movement
> symbols on a battlefield would have been challenged in the blink of an eye.
>  Also, while the GAC can give valuable advice, it is not an arbtrar of
> International Law. Nor does it make law.

> I certainly think that the PDP should look into this seriously and I think
> the pointer to .int policy is a very useful clue. But I also agree with
> those who say  this is an ICANN policy matter.  In the absence in rulings
> by duly constituted tribunals at the correct International level, it is for
> the muti-stakeholder ICANN process to develop and apply policy that meets
> the existing International requirements to the best of our understanding.
> I agree.

> I look forward to the PDP WG.  I have, incidentally, reached out to one of
> my teachers, a veteran of the IFRC, from the Diplo Humanitarian Diplomacy
> course (where I learned an immense amount about the IFRC & RCRC movement),
>  to join the WG when it forms.  He will certainly raise the level of
> discussion.
That's Awesome Avri.

> avri
> On 20 Oct 2012, at 21:36, Alan Greenberg wrote:
> > - The GAC has added IGOs to the list of organizations to be protected
> prior to the delegation of the first new TLD, and that this protection be
> given to those IGOs who are eligible for registration under .int. They have
> committed, however, to develop a list of names and acronyms that should be
> protected (since registries cannot work from the .int criteria themselves).
> >
> > - The GAC is questioning the need to have a PDP to protect the RC/IOC
> names since in their mind, the international instruments and national laws
> should be sufficient.
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