Date/Source Document

11 April 2013

Beijing GAC Communique

Communication

GAC Objections to Specific Applications: 

 The GAC Advises the ICANN Board that:

    1. The GAC has reached consensus on GAC Objection Advice according to Module 3.1 part I of the Applicant Guidebook on the following applications:
      1. The application for .africa (Application number 1-1165-42560)


[3] Module 3.1: “The GAC advises ICANN that it is the consensus of the GAC that a particular application should not proceed. This will create a strong presumption for the ICANN Board that the application should not be approved.

GAC Acknowledgement of Register Entry

GAC: 2 May 2013

Board: 9 May 2013

Next Steps/Required Action

Board Action:

ItemResp.StartCompl.Status
Publish GAC Communique and notify applicants of 21-day GAC Advice Response PeriodStaff 18 AprilComplete
Applicants 21-day response period to GAC AdviceApplicants19 April10 MayComplete
Publish GAC Communique to solicit input on how the New gTLD Board Committee should address GAC advice regarding safeguards applicable to broad categories of New gTLD StringsStaff 23 AprilComplete

Public Comment period on how Board should address GAC Advice re: Safeguards

http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/gac-safeguard-advice-23apr13-en.htm

Public23 April

Comment:

14 May

Reply:

4 June

Complete
Collect and summarize applicant responses to GAC AdviceStaff11 May31 MayComplete
Summarize and analyze public comments on how Board should address GAC Advice re: SafeguardsStaff5 June12 JuneComplete
Review and Consider Applicant responses to GAC Advice and Public Comments on how Board should respond to GAC Advice re: SafeguardsNew gTLD Program Committee13 June20 JuneNot Started

The NGPC is also developing a GAC Scorecard similar to the one used during the GAC and the Board meetings in Brussels on 28 February and 1 March 2011.

Each scorecard item will be noted with a "1A" "1B" or "2"

1A: Indicates that the NGPC's proposed position is consistent with GAC Advice as described in the Scorecard.

1B: Indicates that the NGPC's proposed position is consistent with GAC Advice as described in the Scorecard in principle, with some revisions to be made.

2: Indicates that the NGPC's current position is not consistent with GAC advice as described in the Scorecard and further discussion with the GAC is required following the relevant procedures in the ICANN Bylaws.

Updates: http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-14jun13-en.htm

Board Scorecard:

Summary of GAC Advice NGPC Response

 The GAC Advises the ICANN Board that:

The GAC has reached consensus on GAC Objection Advice according to Module 3.1 part I of the Applicant Guidebook on the following applications: The application for .africa (Application number 1-1165-42560)

1AThe NGPC Accepts this advice. The AGB provides that if "GAC advises ICANN that it is the consensus of the GAC that a particular application should not proceed this will create a strong presumption for the ICANN Board that the application should not be approved." (AGB § 3.1) The NGPC directs staff that pursuant to the GAC advice and Section 3.1 of the Applicant Guidebook, Application number 1-1165-42560 for .africa will not be approved. In accordance with the AGB the applicant may withdraw (pursuant to AGB § 1.5.1) or seek relief according to ICANN's accountability mechanisms (see ICANN Bylaws, Articles IV and V) subject to the appropriate standing and procedural requirements.

 

 

Responsible Party

Board/Staff

Target Completion Date

 

Current Status/Communications Log

10 May 2013 - Letter from the ICANN Board re: Progress in Addressing GAC Beijing Advice

6 June 2013: NGPC Scorecard

3 March 2016: Board resolution

Board Action (Accept/Disagree)

Accept

  • Applicant was permitted to withdraw or seek relief according to ICANN's accountability mechanisms subject to the appropriate standing and procedural requirements.

See http://www.icann.org/en/groups/board/documents/resolutions-new-gtld-04jun13-en.htm and http://www.icann.org/en/groups/board/documents/new-gtld-resolution-annex-1-04jun13-en.pdf.

Board Acknowledgement of Completion

 

GAC Acknowledgement of Completion