[At-Large] News on the .health TLD allocation

parminder parminder at itforchange.net
Fri Aug 29 17:29:50 UTC 2014

On Friday 29 August 2014 09:02 PM, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond wrote:
> Dear Rosa,
> thank you very much for this follow-up. Yes indeed, we have seen this
> allocation.
> I note that the successful applicant will enforce restrictions, or at
> least police applications, in order to reduce the likelyhood of fake
> pharmacies using the zone.

And of course, for a US based organisations, a fake, or less than fully 
fine, pharmacy will be a third world organisation selling generic cheap 
drugs, that are perfectly legal both in that country and any another 
third world country that it may sell to, but which may not meet the 
extra ordinarily high intellectual property standards of the US, 
designed to benefit the rich, and against the poor... The global techno 
structures become the new international law, in the manner of the famous 
saying that ' code is law'. while the civil society community around 
these key governance functions seem least bothered... parminder

> It would be interesting to see performance
> metrics of such enforcement a few years down the line.
> Kindest regards,
> Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond
> ALAC Chair
> On 28/08/2014 13:56, Rosa Delgado wrote:
>> Dear Olivier and Dev,
>> Perhaps you have already heard about this news but just in case, pls
>> find below an interesting link.
>> Thank you a lot for the support shown through the Objections filed by
>> the ALAC
>> All the best,
>> Rosa Delgado
>> *Straat-backed bidder beats Donuts and Afilias to .health*
>> DotHealth has won the four-way contention set for the controversial
>> new gTLD .health.
>> http://domainincite.com/17207-straat-backed-bidder-beats-donuts-and-afilias-to-health
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