[AFRI-Discuss] Material for review by the ALAC regarding objection statements to 4 new gTLD applications

Dev Anand Teelucksingh devtee at gmail.com
Sat Mar 9 00:07:04 UTC 2013

Dear All,

Here is a summary of the information available for review by the ALAC
regarding the RALO advice on the objection statements on community
grounds to 4 new gTLD applications. Many of this information were
linked on the Friday March 8 2013 ALAC's call
(https://community.icann.org/x/8JNwAg) but are repeated here for reference.

All of the wiki pages with the objection statements against :
- applicant "DotHealth, LLC" for the ".HEALTH" string
- applicant "Goose Fest, LLC" for the ".HEALTH" string
- applicant "dot Health Limited" for the ".HEALTH" string
- applicant "Afilias Limited" for the ".HEALTH" string

have been updated with
- links to applicants' Public Interest Commitments (PICs)
- correspondence received by the gTLD Review Group over the past 48
hours, including
  * letters from individual applicants,
  * letters of support for objections from organisations and emails
from the WHO clarifying issues raised on the NARALO list.

With many of the correspondence received (even today), directed at the
objection statement against Stable Tone Limited" for the "健康" string,
the wiki page at https://community.icann.org/x/0YxwAg was also
updated, for reference, even though this is no longer under ALAC's
consideration, as per RALO advice.

Also, there was discussion by the RALOs on the applicants and the
objection statements and can be reviewed on the RALO mailing list
NARALO: http://atlarge-lists.icann.org/pipermail/na-discuss/2013-March/thread.html
APRALO: http://atlarge-lists.icann.org/pipermail/apac-discuss/2013/thread.html
LACRALO: https://community.icann.org/x/Q5FwAg (wiki page)
gTLD Review Group List archives :
http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/newgtldrg/ (for reference, but again all
correspondence regarding the
applications and objection statements have been posted on the
individual wiki pages)

Also, the objection statements are on community objection grounds. The
community objection grounds page at
https://community.icann.org/x/QgkQAg lists the 4 tests as specified in
the Applicant GuideBook that the
objection statement must meet for the objection to prevail.

Also for useful reading on community objection grounds:
Circle ID article: "Thinking Carefully About New gTLD Objections:
Community (3 of 4)"

Independent Objector's (IO) comments on controversial applications:
The IO comments shows the reasoning behind his decisions as to whether
to file objections on community or limited public interest concerns.

Kind Regards,

Dev Anand Teelucksingh
gTLD RG chair

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