[At-Large] At-Large Multistakeholder Policy Roundtable in Durban @ ICANN 47

Rinalia Abdul Rahim rinalia.abdulrahim at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 14:44:48 UTC 2013

Dear Members of the At-Large Community,

Please join us for the upcoming At-Large Multistakeholder Policy Roundtable
in Durban (on site or via remote participation).

Program information is indicated below and attached.

Best regards,



*@ ICANN 47 [Durban, South Africa]*

Date: 15 July 2013 (Monday)

Time: 14:00-16:00

Meeting Room: Hall 2AB


* **New gTLDs: Addressing Consumer and Public Interest Concerns*

ICANN’s new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) Program will dramatically
expand the Top Level Domain Space.  The program carries benefits for end
users and registrants in terms of increasing choice and competition, but it
also raises a range of consumer and public interest concerns.  These
concerns include consumer safety and trust, multilingual access to gTLDs
via internationalized scripts, rights issues related to the protection of
trademarks, non-registered marks and geographic names, as well as barriers
to program participation for stakeholders in the developing world.  The
At-Large Multistakeholder Policy Roundtable will highlight these issues and
explore the adequacy of policies and mechanisms meant to address them.

Discussion Questions:

1.     What are the consumer and public interest concerns in relation to
the new gTLD program?

2.     Are the policies and mechanisms that have been developed to address
these concerns adequate?

3.     What more needs to be done to address these concerns effectively?


·       Olivier Crepin-Leblond (Chair, At-Large Advisory Committee)

·      Rinalia Abdul Rahim (Executive Committee Member, At-Large Advisory
Committee & Convenor, At-Large Multistakeholder Policy Roundtable)


*Lead Discussants*

Consumer Perspective – Holly Raiche (Chair, At-Large Registrant Rights and
Responsibilities Working Group & Board Member, Australian Communications
Consumers Action Network)

* *

Public Interest and Government Perspective – Peter Nettlefold (Vice Chair,
ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee & GAC Lead on New gTLDs)

Business Users Perspective – Zahid Jamil (Executive Committee Member, ICANN
Business Constituency & Member, GNSO Council)

Consumer Trust, Choice and Competition Perspective – Steve DelBianco
(Executive Director, NetChoice & Vice-Chair for Policy Coordination, ICANN
Business Constituency)

Intellectual Property Rights & IDN Perspective – Hong Xue (Director,
Institute for Internet Policy and Law, Beijing Normal University & Member,
ccNSO Council)

Community - Indigenous Groups’ Perspective - Karaitiana Taiuru (Chair, New
Zealand Maori Internet Society)

* *

Community - Geographic Names Perspective – Olga Cavalli (Representative of
Argentina to the Governmental Advisory Committee & Director, South School
on Internet Governance)

Developing Country Perspective – Tijani Ben Jemaa (Executive Committee
Member, At-Large Advisory Committee & Vice-Chair, African Regional At-Large

* *

ICANN Compliance Perspective - Maguy Serad (Vice-President, Contractual
Compliance Services, ICANN)

Participation:  This roundtable is open.  Members of the following ICANN
community are especially invited to attend - ICANN At-Large community,
ICANN Advisory Committees, ICANN Supporting Organizations, ICANN Board and
ICANN Staff.


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