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
    • Double-charging claims as registries ramp up new gTLD refund demands

      Registry operators have stepped up demands for ICANN to dip into its $100 million new gTLD cash pile to temporarily lower their “burdensome” accreditation fees. A new missive from the Registries Stakeholder Group to ICANN this week also introduces a remarkable claim that ICANN may have “double charged” new gTLD applications to the tune of potentially almost $10 million.

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  • Will ICANN punt on .amazon again?

    … policy reasons to keep the gTLD available for possible future use by its own peoples. The string “Amazon”, among its many uses, is of course the name of a river and a rain forest that covers much of the South American continent. But the IRP panel decided that the ICANN board should have at least required the GAC to explain its public policy arguments…

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  • Iran rep reported to ICANN Ombudsman, again

    … Iran’s Governmental Advisory Committee representative has found himself reported to ICANN’s Ombudsman for alleged bad behavior for the second time in just a few months. Outspoken GACer Kavouss Arasteh was referred to Ombudsman Herb Waye by consultant John Laprise, according to posts on mailing lists and social media. Both men serve…

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  • Governments slammed for overreach as Amazon wins gTLD appeal

    … public policy reasons for the objection, the IRP panel has now found. Global Domains Division chief Akram Atallah testified before the panel that consensus GAC advice sets “too high for the Board to say no.” It seems ICANN sometimes just assumes that GAC advice by default is rooted in sound public policy, even when that is not the case. Brazil…

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  • US “threatens” Costa Rica over Pirate Bay domains

    … announced a “UDRP for copyright” proposal that would allow copyright holders to have piracy disputes heard by independent arbitrators. It looked like a way to get unloved thepiratebay.org domain taken down without PIR having to take unilateral action. That proposal was shelved after an outcry from the industry and civil rights watchdogs. In April…

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  • Country names to finally be released in new gTLDs

    … It looks like hundreds of domain names matching the names of countries are to finally get released from ICANN limbo. The ICANN board last week passed a resolution calling for the organization to clear a backlog of over 60 registry requests to start selling or using country and territory names in their gTLDs. Some of the requests date back…

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  • Iran reported to Ombudsman after new gTLD conspiracy theory

    …, Arasteh said in an email: “If you insist, I interpret that this is an effort to EXCLUDE GAC TO ATTEND THE PDP.” In other words, he was accusing the WG leaders from trying to exclude governments from helping to develop the rules of the new gTLD program. Doria responded that she took the tone of the remarks as “abusive”, adding: since my motives have…

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  • ICANN loosens Whois privacy rules for registrars

    … enforcement proceeding. ICANN already allows registrars to request waivers from the data retention provisions of the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement — which require the registrar to hold customer data for two years after the customer is no longer a customer. Dozens of European registrars have applied for and obtained this RAA opt-out. Tweet Tagged: data retention, gac, ICANN, law enforcement, privacy, whois …

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  • 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. Governments from…

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  • 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…

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  • Get ready for thousands of new two-letter domains

    … New gTLD registry operators have been given the right to start selling two-letter domains that match country codes. Potentially thousands of names could start being released next year, resulting in a windfall for registries and possible opportunities for investors. Some governments, however, appear to be unhappy with the move and how ICANN’s…

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  • Governments mull greater geo gTLD powers

    … with other parts of the ICANN community, mainly the GNSO, on geo names, to avoid overlap and conflict further down the line. The GAC has a working group looking at the issue. It hopes to have something to recommend to the ICANN board by the Copenhagen meeting next March. Tweet Tagged: gac, geographic, ICANN, icann 57, new gTLDs …

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  • RANT: Governments raise yet another UN threat to ICANN

    … — geographic names are already protected at the request of the GAC — but from Africa governments being pissed off that .africa is still on hold because DotConnectAfrica is suing ICANN in a California court and some batty judge granted DCA a restraining order. It’s not really relevant to the IGO issue, nor especially relevant to the issue of governments…

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  • ICANN faces first post-transition test of UN power (for real this time)

    … process in order to extract the policies they want directly from the ICANN board of directors and staff. It’s the first time since the IANA transition, which happened less than a week ago, that governments have been accused of exploiting their special access to the board, and it may become a hot topic at next month’s ICANN 57 meeting in India…

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  • Buy it or lose it? Governments could get first dibs on two-letter domains

    … Period would be limited to those companies or government entities in charge of matching ccTLDs. The measures are outlined in “Proposed Measures for Letter/Letter Two-Character ASCII Labels to Avoid Confusion with Corresponding Country Codes” (pdf), published by ICANN late last week. The surprisingly succinct document outlines three things new…

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  • 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…

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