[At-Large] Fwd: [council] Call for Volunteers: IGN-INGO Protections Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group Members

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Tue Oct 30 14:17:38 UTC 2012

FYI.  Alan

>Call for Volunteers: IGN-INGO Protections Policy 
>Development Process (PDP) Working Group Members
>Date: 29 October 2012
>At its meeting on 17 October 2012, the GNSO 
>Council initiated a Policy Development Process 
>(PDP) on the Protection of Certain International 
>Organization Names in all GTLDs. (see 
>The GNSO Council decided at this meeting that a 
>group of volunteers should now be convened to 
>draft the charter for the IGO-INGO PDP Working 
>Group, which is to be approved by the GNSO Council.
>Task of the Drafting Team
>The Drafting Team will be tasked with developing 
>a charter for the PDP Working Group on the 
>Protection of Certain International Organization 
>Names in all GTLDs. The Charter should include, 
>at a minimum, the following elements as 
>specified in the 
>Working Group Guidelines: Working Group 
>identification; Mission, Purpose and 
>Deliverables; Formation, Staffing and 
>Organization, and; Rules of Engagement. The 
>proposed charter will be submitted to the GNSO 
>Council for its consideration. Upon completion 
>of the Charter by the Drafting Team, the Working 
>Group will then begin execution of the Charter.
>If you are interested to participate, please 
>send an email to the 
><mailto:gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org>GNSO 
>Secretariat. You will be required to complete a 
>of Interest in order to participate. It is 
>proposed that the group meet each Wednesday at 18:00 UTC for two hours.
>Background Information on the Issue
>The ICANN Board has requested policy advice from 
>the GNSO Council and the GAC on whether special 
>protections should be afforded for the names and 
>acronyms of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement 
>("RCRC"), the International Olympic Committee 
>("IOC") and/or International Government Organizations ("IGOs").
>In September 2011, the GAC sent advice to the 
>GNSO with a proposal for granting second level 
>protections based upon the protections afforded 
>to IOC/RCRC at the first level during the 
>initial round of new gTLD applications, and that 
>such protections are permanent. As a result of 
>the GAC proposal submitted to the GNSO, the GNSO 
>IOC/RCRC Drafting Team was formed and created a 
>set of recommendations for protecting the 
>IOC/RCRC names at the second level of the 
>initial round new gTLDs, including the 
>initiation of an "expedited PDP" to determine 
>appropriate permanent protections for the RCRC and IOC names.
>The latest inquiry to examine the issue of 
>protecting IGO names emerged as a result of a 
>request from the ICANN Board in response to 
>letters received from the OECD and other IGOs in 
>December 2011. Specifically, IGOs are seeking 
>ICANN approval of protections at the top level 
>that, at a minimum, are similar to those 
>afforded to the RCRC and IOC in the Applicant 
>Guidebook. In addition, IGOs are seeking a 
>pre-emptive mechanism to protect their names at 
>the second level. On 11 March 2012, the ICANN 
>Board formally requested that the GNSO Council 
>and the GAC provide policy advice on the IGO's request.
>The Final Issue Report was submitted by ICANN 
>Staff on 1 October 2012 (see 
>and in this report a number of issues are 
>outlined that will need further consideration during the PDP.
>The GNSO Council approved the IGO-INGO PDP at its 17 October 2012 meeting.
>Recommended Reading for Volunteers
>    * 
> <http://gnso.icann.org/en/issues/protection-igo-names-final-issue-report-01oct12-en.pdf>Final 
> Issue Report on the Protection of IGO Names
>    * 
> <http://gnso.icann.org/council/annex-1-gnso-wg-guidelines-08apr11-en.pdf>GNSO 
> Working Group Guidelines, including charter guidelines
>Glen de Saint Géry
>GNSO Secretariat
>gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org

More information about the At-Large mailing list