[ALAC] Fwd: [ALAC-Announce] CALL FOR COMMENTS: ALAC Statement on the Protection Mechanism (RPM) Requirements

Rinalia Abdul Rahim rinalia.abdulrahim at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 02:41:15 UTC 2013

Dear ALAC Colleagues,

Hong Xue has provided an excellent draft on the revised Rights Protection
Mechanism (RPM) Requirements that pertain to the TMCH here:  <

My comments, which are posted on the wiki, are as follows:

Dear Hong,

This is an excellent draft.  I generally agree with the statement, but
there is an issue with regard to paragraph 3.

The requirement that registries "MUST check all labels in a variant set
against the Domain Name Label List for Trademark Claims before any domain
names in the set are registered" works perfectly for languages with scripts
that have consistent IDN tables like the Han script for the Chinese
language.  This is because the result of any check involving consistent IDN
tables would yield the same results.  For the Arabic script (the second
most widely used writing system in the world after the Latin script), the
result would not be consistent because the IDN tables for Arabic are
inconsistent and would result in risks/confusion for registrants, trademark
holders as well as end users.

I think we need to draw from the SSAC Comment on Examining the User
Experience Implications on Active Variant TLDs Report Recommendation 11
that states "When registries calculate variant sets for use in validation
during registration, such calculations must be done against all of the
implemented LGRs covering the scrit, which the label is applied for."  Note
that the SSAC refers to LGRs and not IDN Tables because there is a
distinction and we can explain what that distinction is and why it is
important to make that distinction.

We should also make a recommendation on how to mitigate the problem faced
by languages/scripts with inconsistent IDN Tables.  I would be happy to
draft the sections that apply to this problem.


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From: ICANN At-Large Staff <staff at atlarge.icann.org>
Date: Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 3:31 AM
Subject: [ALAC-Announce] CALL FOR COMMENTS: ALAC Statement on the
Protection Mechanism (RPM) Requirements
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Dear All,

Olivier Crépin-Leblond, Chair of the ALAC, has asked that a call for
comments be made on the draft "ALAC Statement on the Protection Mechanism
(RPM) Requirements<https://community.icann.org/x/11Z-Ag>" in preparation
for the start of the ALAC ratification process.

The current draft, as well as additional information on the Public Comment,
can be found on the At-Large Rights Protection Mechanism (RPM) Requirements

Please submit any comments on the workspace using the comments function by
02-September-2013 23:59 UTC.


Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Matt Ashtiani, Gisella Gruber, Nathalie
Peregrine and Julia Charvolen
ICANN Policy Staff in support of ALAC
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