WASHINGTON Feb. 4, 2011 Peter Dengate Thrush World Trademark Review March 2011 San Francisco
CADNA anticipates that the delay of the new gTLD program indicates a willingness by ICANN to pursue meaningful discussions with the GAC in order to resolve the multitude of concerns raised by the GAC and the broader Internet community as noted in public comment forums. To date, ICANN’s efforts to summarize and address the public comments made regarding the most recent version of the Applicant Guidebook have been inadequate. The upcoming February meeting between ICANN and the GAC, as well as the March ICANN meeting, provide opportunities for ICANN to properly address concerns that remain.
Bourne continued, "As the sole source of domain name policy, ICANN’s responsibility is to promote development of the Internet in order to protect the public interest. Transparent and accountable governance is critical for public trust in any ICANN policy initiative; so far the gTLD policy development has been far from satisfactory."
The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the systemic domain name abuses that plague the Internet today. For more information, please visit www.cadna.org .
SOURCE Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse