22 Jul '13, 11am

GAC Issues Another Communiqué via @domainnews

ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee issued another communiqué at last week's meeting in Durban, South Africa. Like its predecessors, the Durban Communiqué was controversial when it comes to new gTLDs, in particular. The communiqué contained recommendations not to proceed beyond initial evaluations for applications for .spa, .yun, .guangzhou and .shenzhen (the latter two IDNs in Chinese), was unable to come to a decision on applications for .vin and .wine, did not object to applications for .date and .persiangulf and noted concerns from the Indian government over applications for .indians and .ram. On the protection IGO acronyms, the GAC said they were interested in working with IGOs and the NGPC "on a complementary cost-neutral mechanism that would" help protect IGOs and notify them of any attempt to register a domain name in a new gTLD that matches the acronym of the ...

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