[NA-Discuss] Fwd: Civil Society Statement on GAC Sub-Group's Proposal on "Geographic Names" in Top Level Domain Names

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Mon Jan 12 20:33:49 UTC 2015

​Hi, below is the CS statement on geographic names, as fwded by Robin Gross
to the NCSG,​ that I mentioned on today's call.

At-Large has issued a documentt

​My limited understanding is that what is at issue is a proposed "GAC veto"
on geographic names.

​My question is.. is there a conflict between the two positions​? Or any
other aspects ISOC-NY should take in to consideration when deciding whether
to support the CS statement.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Robin Gross <robin at ipjustice.org>
Date: Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 1:25 AM
Subject: [NCSG-Discuss] Civil Society Statement on GAC Sub-Group's Proposal
on "Geographic Names" in Top Level Domain Names
To: NCSG-DISCUSS at listserv.syr.edu

Hello All,

If any of NCSG's member organizations (or NCSG as a whole) would like to
sign-on to this civil society statement regarding a GAC sub-group's
proposal to give governments veto power on new top level domain names that
use "geographic names" please let me know asap.

The GAC sub-group's proposal on "geographic names" and other comments
submitted on this proposal are available here:

The GAC's deadline for comments is 31 December, so please let me know by 30
December if your civil society organization would like to sign-on to this
joint civil society statement; it is currently open for sign-on by other
civil society organizations until 30 December.  Or send in your own comment
on the proposal if you are so inclined (at the link above) by 31 December.
Holiday deadlines are tough, I know!

I think this is a very important policy issue for protecting freedom of
expression and the positive development of the multi-stakeholder model for
Internet governance.

Thanks very much!

All best,

Joly MacFie  218 565 9365 Skype:punkcast
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