[At-Large] News on the .health TLD allocation
Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond
ocl at gih.com
Wed Sep 3 21:57:45 UTC 2014
That's correct. In enquiring with Board members in the know, the PICS we
see are apparently voluntary but there is a part of the contract itself
that has another set of PICS (yes, surprising) and those are mandatory.
They are admittedly a subset of the "voluntary" PICS. I think I have
already mentioned that during an ALAC meeting in London or Singapore (or
On 04/09/2014 00:25, Antony Van Couvering wrote:
> 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
>> *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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Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD
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