[ALAC] Use of Country and Territory Names/Codes as Top-Level Domains

Alan Greenberg 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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