[At-Large] R: IGO names: is this worth war?

bzs at TheWorld.com bzs at TheWorld.com
Tue Nov 8 05:10:23 UTC 2016

On November 5, 2016 at 21:19 evan at telly.org (Evan Leibovitch) wrote:
 > ​As Barry noted, ICANN was alerted about the IGO issue in 2011.​ The current
 > outrage at bypassing process conveniently forgets that once upon a time they
 > tried to play the game by the usual rules and were blown off. So the
 > conventional process failed.

That was only incidental to what I found in my research.

What gave me pause was realizing how much the GAC vis a vis IGO name
protection and everyone else seemed to be talking past each other.

Trying to swim upstream against an international treaty signed by 173
countries seems, well, quixotic. And perhaps not even justified no
matter what one's personal feelings are on the issue.

At some point one has to consider yielding to the facts, or at least
dealing with the facts.

 >     Start all over again!
 > ​Not necessarily. As I have repeatedly mentioned, the concept of the
 > Cross-Community Working Group is a great step ​in the right direction as it
 > brings in other
 > ​concerned ​
 > groups as equal, not subservient, to the GNSO's. It ap
 > p​
 > ears to have worked well for the
 > ​IANA ​
 > transition. Eventually the PDP must evolve towards a CCWG-like structure if
 > ​more​
 >  IGO
 > -t​
 > ype of conflict is to be avoided going forward.
 > ​​
 > I
 > t is too late to use this to claw back some of ICANN's most critical core
 > mistakes (such as the choice to get involved in name protection at all). But
 > going forward, expanding decision-making beyond the domain buyer-seller compact
 > is critical going forward.

I tend to agree with this last point though how to do that doesn't
leap out.

        -Barry Shein

Software Tool & Die    | bzs at TheWorld.com             | http://www.TheWorld.com
Purveyors to the Trade | Voice: +1 617-STD-WRLD       | 800-THE-WRLD
The World: Since 1989  | A Public Information Utility | *oo*

More information about the At-Large mailing list