[At-Large] Proposed ALAC statement on reserved names for the IOC and Red Cross

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Mon Mar 5 00:15:51 UTC 2012


thanks for your kind note.

On 05/03/2012 00:47, Elisabeth Porteneuve wrote :
> Today it's screaming that ICANN places itself above the other rights 
> holders, while at the same time is creating instability for many 
> organizations, and for the whole world.
> With its private reserved list of names ICANN is not credible. The 
> legislative body cannot set rules and make exception for itself -- not 
> in a decent place.

I beg to disagree.
The "Reserved Names" listed in section are all related to the
Internet's infrastructure. Any use of those names by organizations other
than those currently operating by that name would likely endanger the
Internet's stability.
There is no issue of "rights" here, just an issue of keeping the network
running as safely as possible.

Kind regards,


Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD

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