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)

    … The ICANN community and United Nations agencies are heading for a clash, with governments accused this morning of trying to bypass the ICANN policy-making process. According to the leader of an ICANN volunteer working group, governments and UN-affilated intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) have circumvented the usual ICANN consensus-building…

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