Igos

  • GNSO faces off with governments over IGO cybersquatting

    … A defiant ICANN working group looking at cybersquatting rules for intergovernmental organizations is sticking to its guns in an ongoing face-off with the Governmental Advisory Committee. In a report published for public comment this week, the GNSO working group recommended that IGOs should be given the right to use the UDRP and URS rights…

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  • RANT: Governments raise yet another UN threat to ICANN

    … was supposed to help prevent. So what’s this “public interest” the GAC wants to defend this time around? It’s protections for the acronyms of intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) in gTLDs, which we blogged about a few weeks ago. IGOs are bodies ranging from the relatively well-known, such as the World Health Organization or World Intellectual…

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

    … acronym blocks probably somewhere in the very low millions. The harms being prevented are also very minor, in my view. With a small handful of exceptions, the IGOs in question are not attractive cybersquatting targets. But, as is so often the case in ICANN matters, the arguments in this case boil down to matters of law, principle and process much more than practical impact. Tweet Tagged: crp, gac, gnso, hyderabad, iana, ICANN, igos, transition, un …

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