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

Antony Van Couvering avc at namesatwork.com
Wed Sep 3 22:36:15 UTC 2014

They form part of the contract and are enforceable, in my understanding, unless the registry gives itself an "out" as Donuts did. 

For instance, M+M agreed to have a 60-day Sunrise, and we have to stick to that, even though now in retrospect (given the very low participation by brands in Sunrise programs) it seems quite silly. 


On Sep 3, 2014, at 2:56 PM, Evan Leibovitch <evan at telly.org> wrote:

> On 3 September 2014 17:25, Antony Van Couvering <avc at namesatwork.com> wrote:
>> PICs were "voluntary."
> ​Voluntary and unenforceable -- essentially useless. The PIC concept was a
> hasty and supremely stupid act of GAC appeasement, destined to please
> nobody and failing even as the PR stunt it was intended to be.
> 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.
> ​That's what happens when the public interest is bolted-on as an
> afterthought, not baked-in.
> ​ This wound was self-inflicted.​
> - Evan
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