[AFRI-Discuss] IMPORTANT: At-Large Objection Statements posted for RALO review - deadline for RALO advice to ALAC is now March 6 2013

Dev Anand Teelucksingh devtee at gmail.com
Mon Mar 4 06:44:57 UTC 2013

Dear All,

Please note that the objection statement against the applicant "dot
Health Limited" for the ".health" string
(https://community.icann.org/x/xYxwAg) and the objection statement
against the applicant "Stable Tone Limited" for the "健康" ("jiankang")
string (https://community.icann.org/x/0YxwAg) was updated on March 1
2013 to remove incorrect references to other applicants in these
statements. The updated objection statements can be found on the
respective wiki pages.

On the gTLD RG call with the RALO officers on February 28 2013, an
abstain option was added, instead of just a "Yes" or "No" answer for
The RALO advice to the ALAC requires answers to the 5 questions listed
at https://community.icann.org/x/t45wAg

Finally, given clarification by ICANN's new gTLD staff as to the
process by which funding from ICANN is made available to the ALAC, the
RALO's answers to the 5 questions at
https://community.icann.org/x/t45wAg can be sent to the ALAC by March
6 2013, 23:59 UTC.

Kind Regards,

Dev Anand Teelucksingh

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 3:06 PM, ICANN At-Large Staff
<staff at atlarge.icann.org> wrote:
> Dear All,
> Please see an important message being sent on behalf of Dev Anand Teelucksingh, Chair of the At-Large new gTLD Review Group:
> **
> Dear All,
> As per the process by which the ALAC can object to a new gTLD application, (see one page PDF at http://bit.ly/how-ALAC-files-objection-to-new-gTLD ), the new gTLD Review Group (gTLD RG) have posted objection statements on community grounds to 5 new gTLD applications for Regional At-Large Organisation (RALO) review and advice to the ALAC.
> The gTLD RG drafted the statements based on the outcomes of its review and discussion of comments received by February 8, 2013 (see http://atlarge-lists.icann.org/pipermail/at-large/2013q1/009493.html)
> All of the objection statements are on community objection grounds. The community objection grounds page at https://community.icann.org/x/QgkQAg lists four tests that would enable the Dispute Resolution Service Provider hearing the objection to determine whether there is substantial opposition from a significant portion of the community to which the string may be
> targeted. Note also that ALL four tests must be met for the objection to prevail.
> The 5 applications and objection statements, including the comments received by the gTLD RG on the applications can be found on the workspace at https://community.icann.org/x/soxwAg with 5 separate wiki pages for each new gTLD application, the objection statement and the comments received by the gTLD RG. Members of At-Large are invited to discuss and post questions or comments on these wiki pages.
> All RALOs must review EACH of the 5 gTLD applications and the associated information (objection statement, comments) on the wiki pages and decide if the objection statement drafted  by the gTLD RG group supports the criterion for community objection.
> The RALO cannot modify any of the 5 objection statements, but must advise the ALAC as to whether the RALO EITHER:
> 1) supports the objection statement being filed by the ALAC against the new gTLD application OR
> 2) NOT support the objection statement being filed by the ALAC against the new gTLD application.
> This advice for each of the 5 objection statements must be sent to the ALAC by March 5, 2013, 23:59 UTC so that the ALAC can review the RALO advice before the end of the objection period on March 13, 2013.
> A conference call is tentatively scheduled on Thursday, February 28, 2013 (exact time will be confirmed by At-Large Staff) is being planned for RALO officers with the gTLD RG members to provide an overview of the process and to answer any questions they may have as to what  is expected by the RALOs as per the process by which the ALAC can object to a new
> gTLD application. At-Large members are welcome to attend this call.
> Kind regards,
> Dev Anand Teelucksingh
> **
> Regards,
> Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Matt Ashtiani, Gisella Gruber, Nathalie Peregrine, and Julia Charvolen
> ICANN Policy Staff in support of the ALAC
> E-mail: staff at atlarge.icann.org<mailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org>

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