28 Jul '13, 9pm

NTIA Caught Between a Congressional Rock and a Hard Place GAC by Philip Corwin

Let’s take what just happened – if the U.S. representative on the GAC had literally adopted the Report’s admonition to be “a strong advocate for U.S. companies” it would have maintained its opposition to the GAC advice against .Patagonia and .Amazon. The GAC would likely have still issued a strong (but not consensus) recommendation against them that ICANN would have to seriously evaluate, and the rift within the GAC would have been raw and public. But there are multiple other major GAC issues awaiting final resolution that have serious implications for U.S. companies and consumers, including the enhanced safeguard advice for sensitive strings and regulated industries and professions. As well as the view that “closed generic” gTLDs should be generally rejected unless surmounting a high and yet-to-be-determined public interest standard. Whatever the ultimate U.S. position on...

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