Governmental Advisory Committee

  • For only the second time, ICANN tells the GAC to get stuffed

    … ICANN’s board of directors has decided to formally disagree with its Governmental Advisory Committee for what I believe is only the second time in the organization’s history. In a letter to new GAC chair Thomas Schneider today, ICANN chair Steve Crocker took issue with the fact that the GAC recently advised the board to cut the GNSO from…

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  • Governments totally cool with two-letter domains

    … ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee does not plan to advise against the release of two-character domain names in new gTLDs. In fact, judging by a GAC discussion at ICANN 51 in Los Angeles yesterday, the governments of many major nations are totally cool with the idea. Under the standard Registry Agreement for new gTLD registries, all two…

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  • Governments to get more power at ICANN

    … Governments are to get more power to influence ICANN’s board of directors. Under a proposal launched late Friday, ICANN plans to make it harder for the board to reject the often-controversial advice of the Governmental Advisory Committee. Today, the board is able to reject GAC advice with a simple majority vote, which triggers a consultation…

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  • France slams ICANN after GAC rejects special treatment for .wine

    … France says that “ICANN is no longer the appropriate forum to discuss Internet governance” after it failed to win support from other governments for special protections in .wine and .vin gTLDs. The government came to ICANN 50 in London this week apparently determined to secure a Governmental Advisory Committee consensus that .wine should have…

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  • GAC rejects multistakeholderism, tells ICANN to ignore the GNSO

    … Cross and Red Crescent terms and names should not be subjected to, or conditioned upon, a policy development process That’s the GAC telling the ICANN board to do what the GAC says without involving the rest of the ICANN community, specifically the multi-stakeholder Generic Names Supporting Organization. Some in the GNSO have already informally…

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  • Euro govs livid as ICANN takes .wine off ice

    … issues in other global trade fora such as the WTO [World Trade Organization] that, too, will be taken into account. Expect the debate to continue this week at ICANN 50, the public meeting that kicked off in London yesterday. The EU and its most-affected member states are not going to let this die. Related posts: Euro winemakers talk .wine boycott, EU block Four governments file ICANN appeals over .wine .wine is a go …

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