11 April 2013
a. Singular and plural versions of the same string as a TLD
The GAC believes that singular and plural versions of the string as a TLD could lead to potential consumer confusion.
Therefore the GAC advises the ICANN Board to:
i. Reconsider its decision to allow singular and plural versions of the same strings.
GAC Acknowledgement of Register Entry
GAC: 2 May 2013
Board: 9 May 2013
Next Steps/Required Action
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.
Target Completion Date
Current Status/Communications Log
6 June 2013: NGPC Scorecard
Board Action (Accept/Disagree)
Board Acknowledgement of Completion
GAC Acknowledgement of Completion