Gac

This is an article about the gac fruit. For other uses, see Gac (disambiguation), or Global Assembly Cache.Momordica cochinchinensis is a Southeast Asian fruit found throughout the region from Southern China to Northeastern Australia, including Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Posts about Gac
    • Schneider quits as chair of GAC

      ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee is looking for a new chair. Incumbent Thomas Schneider intends to leave the role before his current two-year term expires, he told GAC members assembled here at the ICANN 58 public meeting in Copenhagen this afternoon. Schneider said that his boss at the Swiss government agency at which he works recently retired and that he has been ...

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
    • Government anger over two-letter domains

      ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee has clashed with its board of directors over the lack of protections for two-letter domain names that match country codes. The board has now formally been urged to reconsider its policy to allow registries to sell these names, after angry comments and threats from some GAC members.

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -
  • Get ready for thousands of new two-letter domains

    … board of directors reached its decision. The ICANN board yesterday passed a resolution that will unblock all two-letter domains that match country codes appearing on the ISO 3166 list, most of which are also ccTLDs. While the resolution gives some protection to governments worried about abuse of “their” strings, it’s been watered down…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
  • Governments mull greater geo gTLD powers

    … Governments are toying with the idea of asking ICANN for greater powers over gTLDs that match their geographic features. The names of rivers, mountains, forests and towns could be protected under ideas bandied around at the ICANN 57 meeting in India today. The Governmental Advisory Committee held a session this morning to discuss expanding…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 15 readers -
  • RANT: Governments raise yet another UN threat to ICANN

    … the UN’s International Telecommunications Union if they don’t get what they want from the rest of the community. It’s the kind of thing the IANA transition was supposed to minimize, but just weeks later it appears that little has really changed in the rarefied world of ICANN politicking. Thomas Schneider, GAC chair, said this on a conference call…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • ICANN faces first post-transition test of UN power (for real this time)

    …. Simultaneously and separately, members of ICANN’s board and staff have been quietly talking to a handful of GAC members and IGOs about the same issue in what has become known as the “small group”. Because it’s small. And a group. Yesterday, ICANN divulged the consensus of the small group in a letter (pdf) to the leaders of the GNSO Council. Its…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 readers -
  • Buy it or lose it? Governments could get first dibs on two-letter domains

    … either. It does, however, oblige registries to ban registrants from pretending to be affiliated with the relevant government when they are not. Governments also get to complain, and registries have to investigate, if the relevant domains are causing “confusion”, though registries do not appear to be under a strict obligation to delete or suspend domains. The policy is open for public comment until August here. Tweet Tagged: cctlds, gac, ICANN, new gTLDs, two-character, two-letter …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
  • Donuts wins .doctor

    … Donuts has emerged the victor of the .doctor gTLD contention set. Competing applicants Radix and The Medical Registry both withdrew their applications last week. The string wasn’t due to head to its ICANN last-resort auction until May 25, indicating that the contention set was settled privately. .doctor has been the subject of some…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 readers -
  • Governments split on IANA transition

    … ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee is unlikely to provide its full backing to accountability proposals supporting the IANA transition. In meetings at ICANN 55 in Marrkech over the weekend, a handful of GAC delegates publicly stated that they would block consensus over concerns the proposals reduce government power in ICANN. The most vocal…

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  • .phone will be restricted after Dish gTLD auction win

    … The new gTLD .phone is going to be tightly restricted, after Dish DBS won the contested string at auction. The American satellite communications firm beat Donuts to the gTLD, judging by Donuts’ withdrawal from the two-horse on Friday. This means that if you’re not a licensed telecoms or voice-over-IP service provider, you won’t be able…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
  • More dirty tricks questions raised in .africa saga

    …. They also show that Bekele on at least two occasions sent “news” stories published on web sites she has links to to another senior Kenyan official. The full story is not yet on the public record — ICANN is still refusing to un-redact anything that the GAC has deemed confidential, including discussions on the GAC mailing list — but some interesting…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • Most governments keep restrictions on country names in new gTLDs

    … Just one out of every 10 governments in the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee is happy for people to register its country name in new gTLDs. That’s according to a new GAC database detailing which countries want to keep tabs on how their names are being used. Out of 80 GAC members contributing to the database, just eight have said registries…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • Booking.com uses .africa precedent to challenge .hotels ruling

    … Booking.com has become the first new gTLD applicant to publicly cite the recent .africa Independent Review Process ruling in an attempt to overturn an adverse ICANN decision. The challenge relates to the decision by ICANN, under the rules of the new gTLD program, to place applications for .hotels and .hoteis into a contention set due…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
  • Breaking: DCA’s .africa bid officially unrejected by ICANN

    … ICANN’s board of directors has un-rejected DotConnectAfrica’s application for the new gTLD .africa. The board held an emergency meeting this morning to consider last Friday’s Independent Review Process decision, which said ICANN’s handling of DCA’s bid was not consistent with its bylaws. Speaking at the Internet Governance Forum USA…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
  • New gTLD program thrown into chaos as ICANN loses .africa case

    … ruling, especially coming as ICANN seeks to extricate itself from US government oversight, because it implicitly calls on ICANN’s board to treat GAC advice with much less deference. What’s the backstory? DCA and ZACR have competing applications for .africa, which is a protected geographic string. Under new gTLD program rules, only an applicant…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -
  • .cruise heading to auction despite “closed generic” protest

    … Ownership of the contested gTLD .cruise will be resolved by auction, despite protests from one applicant that the other left it two late to drop its “closed generic” plans. Applications from Cruise Lines International Association and Viking River Cruises were both placed in “In Auction” status by ICANN overnight. Both original applications had…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
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