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
  • Get ready for thousands of new two-letter domains

    … added. In other words, registries won’t have to give any special privileges to governments when they start selling two-character names. They will, however, have to get registrants to agree that they won’t pass themselves off as having affiliations with the relevant government. It looks like registries probably could get away with simply adding…

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

    … in order to get Montenegro’s support for .bar. But other names were not protected. Notably, the string “Amazon” was not on any of the protected lists, largely because while it’s a river and a forest it doesn’t match the name of a formal administrative region of any country. While GAC objections ultimately killed off Amazon’s bid for .amazon…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • RANT: Governments raise yet another UN threat to ICANN

    … protecting this and other IGO strings in their own ccTLDs, but I suspect it’s very unlikely any have. There are about 230 such IGOs, all of which have acronyms new gTLD registries are currently temporarily banned from selling as domains. The multi-stakeholder GNSO community is on the verge of coming up with some policy recommendations that would unblock…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • ICANN faces first post-transition test of UN power (for real this time)

    … and OECD. The ICANN board punted this question in May 2014, when it received conflicting advice from the Governmental Advisory Committee and Generic Names Supporting Organization. Since then, a GNSO Policy Development Process working group has been working on recommendations. It has not yet issued its initial findings, but is close…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 16 readers -
  • 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…

    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- 10 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
  • .phone will be restricted after Dish gTLD auction win

    … companies, wrote to ICANN in November to say Dish’s volte face was “unconvincing” and its proposals “simply fail to satisfy” ICANN’s rules banning closed generics. It said in its letter (pdf): While Dish purports in its amended application that the .phone gTLD will be operated as a “controlled gTLD,” it is in reality an exclusive generic TLD…

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

    … that Buruchara had forwarded the proposed text of the GAC advice to Bekele, who then suggested three paragraphs of text saying the advice was “inappropriate” because the African Union Commission, as backer of the rival ZACR .africa bid, was a GAC member. That email was dated April 10 — the Wednesday of the Beijing meeting — as the GAC was preparing its…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 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

    … Similarity Review panel, part of the new gTLD evaluation process, ruled that they cannot. They’re just too similar — in standard browser sans-serif fonts they can be indistinguishable — and would likely lead to user confusion, the panel decided in February 2013. Booking.com challenged this decision with a Request for Reconsideration, which was dismissed…

    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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