26 Jun '14, 10pm

France slams ICANN after GAC rejects special treatment for .wine #domains

France slams ICANN after GAC rejects special treatment for .wine Kevin Murphy , June 26, 2014, 22:26:06 (UTC), Domain Policy France says that “ICANN is no longer the appropriate forum to discuss Internet governance” after it failed to win support from other governments for special protections in .wine and .vin gTLDs. The government came to ICANN 50 in London this week apparently determined to secure a Governmental Advisory Committee consensus that .wine should have protection for geographic indicators. GIs are protected geographic terms such as “Champagne”, “Parma” and “Cheddar” that link a product to the region in which it is traditionally produced. France has a lot of wine-related GIs. But the GAC — as I think everyone, including France, expected — failed to come to an agreement. The GAC’s London communique (pdf ) reads: There was further discussion on the issue of .wine...

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