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

Antony Van Couvering avc at namesatwork.com
Wed Sep 3 21:25:30 UTC 2014

PICs were "voluntary."

Minds + Machines' PICs don't have that out clause, but Donuts' do. There is no standardization.  The PICs were not required, although it was strongly suggested that those who did not volunteer might be drafted, so to speak.  Moving goal posts, as always with ICANN. 


On Sep 3, 2014, at 2:11 PM, Evan Leibovitch <evan at telly.org> wrote:

> On 3 September 2014 07:24, McTim <dogwallah at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Just because Donuts requested something be removed from the RA, doesn't
>> mean it was.
> ​I can't parse what you said because there was no request for anything in
> what I sent.
> ​What I linked to​
> was *the* PIC statement for a number of applications, which includes the
> clause:
> *These PICs shall be subject to review by Registry Operator starting in
> January 2016, and Registry Operator, in its sole discretion, may elect at
> that time to modify or discontinue any of the PICs herein in the case of a
> substantial and compelling business need.*
> To my awareness, that clause -- specifically, the right to "discontinue any
> of the PICs" at the registry's sole discretion about a year from delegation
> -- has been disputed by neither the GAC nor ICANN legal.
> ​- Evan​
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