19 Jul '13, 2pm

ICANN still considering IGO protections, but adds deadline to discussions

No acronym protections if IGO protections not resolved by Buenos Aires. One of the Governmental Advisory Committee’s (GAC) requests for new top level domain names is that both the names and acronyms of intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) be protected from second level registrations. This is, I imagine, because of the grave damage that would be inflicted on the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts if ECMWF.baseball were to be registered. The GAC’s Durban Communiqué reiterates its demands for these protections. It’s asking for a cross between the Trademark Clearinghouse and a preemptive UDRP for anyone who wants to register one of the nearly 200 IGO acronyms. If you tried to register las.vegas at GoDaddy, your registration would be halted to give the League of Arab States a chance to express concerns.* Even some IGOs realize this is absurd. The International...

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