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

Antony Van Couvering avc at avc.vc
Thu Sep 4 02:23:16 UTC 2014

The third parties just sit on ICANN until it launches a compliance action.   This is just another "placate the GAC" measure and if GAC speaks, ICANN listens.  And the PICs are mostly around sacred cows to the IP community, so they will sit on the GAC *and* ICANN.  


On Sep 3, 2014, at 5:51 PM, Karl Auerbach <karl at cavebear.com> wrote:

> On 09/03/2014 03:36 PM, Antony Van Couvering wrote:
>> They form part of the contract and are enforceable...
> Well maybe yes and maybe no.
> Did ICANN ever put third party beneficiary rights into its contracts
> with registries and registrars?
> If not then only the actual parties to the contract will have the power
> to march into court and demand enforcement of the contractual terms.
> Everyone else will lack "standing" and will only be able to watch from
> the sidelines and gnash teeth.
> 	--karl--
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