[ALAC] Use of Country and Territory Names/Codes as Top-Level Domains
alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Thu Sep 17 14:50:49 UTC 2015
As you may know, there is a joint ccNSO-GNSO Cross-Community Working
group on the use of country and territory names as Top Level Domains
The CWG is soliciting input on the use of three-letter country codes
- see https://community.icann.org/x/VIxYAw and
Cheryl is the only active At-Large participant in the CWG.
In general, the ALAC has taken the position that there should be no
restrictions on the use of formal country/territory names for
2nd-level domain names, but had not considered their use as top-level
domains in recent years. The three-letter codes were not available
for assignment during the first round of new gTLDs.
We are looking for a volunteer to, in consultation with Cheryl,
review whether an ALAC statement is necessary and advisable, and if
so to draft such a statement.
Please redistribute this to your RALOs if you feel that appropriate.
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