Note: The ICANN correspondence page contains an exhaustive list of correspondence sent by or to the ICANN Board, SO/ACs and members of the community.

DateDocumentIssue / topicSenderRelated correspondence
Monday 24 AprilLetter from the Government of Peru to Steve CrockerICANN 58 GAC Communique on two-character Country/Territory Codes at the Second LevelAmbassador Nestor Popolizo Bardales, Government of Peru

GAC Copenhagen Communique

GAC Advice

Wednesday 7 February 2017Letter from Gӧran Marby to Thomas SchneiderResponse to Annex 1 of the GAC Hyderabad Communique

Gӧran Marby , ICANN CEO

GAC Hyderabad Communique

GAC Advice
2016-11-08 Mitigation of Domain Name Abuse

Friday 23 December 2016Letter from the GNSO Council to the GAC-GNSO Consultation GroupAdoption of the GAC-GNSO Consultation Group on GAC Early Engagement in GNSO Policy Development Processes Final Status Report and Recommendations

James Bladel, GNSO Chair
Donna Austin and Heather Forrest, GNSO Council Vice-Chairs 

https://gacweb.icann.org/x/mAAnAg
Friday 28 October 2016Letter from Steve Crocker to Thomas SchneiderGAC Helsinki CommuniqueSteve Crocker, ICANNBoardGAC Helsinki Communique
Wednesday 28 September 2016

Letter from GAC Chair to ccNSO Chair

cc ICANN Board

EPSRP Working Group - Public Comment period

Thomas Schneider, GAC Chair 
Thursday 11 August 2016

Letter from GNSO Council chair to Dr. Crocker, Chair of the ICANN Board 

 cc GAC Chair

GNSO Review of the GAC Helsinki CommuniqueJames Bladel, GNSO ChairGAC Helsinki Communique
Friday 5 August 2016Board letter to GNSO Chair on Subsequent Procedures PDP

GNSO policy development process on New gTLD Subsequent Procedures 

Steve Crocker, ICANNBoardGAC Helsinki Communique
Friday 29 July 2016GAC reply to GNSO subsequent Procedures Co-Chairs letter

GAC reply to GNSO Subsequent Procedures PDP WG

seeking input on several overarching questions as part the WG's first Community Comment process. 

Thomas Schneider, GAC Chair 
Thursday 28 July 2016GAC letter to CCWG Co-ChairsWS2 budget mattersThomas Schneider, GAC Chair 

Tuesday 26 July 2016

Revised version 22 February 2017

Independent Review of the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) Services Draft Report  

 Letter to the GAC Chair

Independent Review of the Trademark Clearinghouse

Translations:
العربية II Español II français II Pусский II 中文

Karen Lentz, Director,Operationsand Policy Research 
Wednesday 20 July 2016GAC and ICANN Board conference call Board Advice in the ICANN 56 Helsinki CommuniqueGACGAC Helsinki Communique
Friday 10 June 2016Invitation letter from the GAC Chair to ICANN Board, GNSO Council and PPSAI Co-ChairsGAC invitation to session on Privacy and Proxy Services Accreditation at ICANN 56 in Helsinki Thomas Schneider, GAC ChairGAC Marrakech Communique
Sunday 29 May 2016 Outreach letter from the GNSO PDP Working Group on the Review of all Rights Protection Mechanisms in all gTLDs

 

Letter from the Rights Protection Mechanisms in all gTLDs Working Group to Thomas SchneiderPhilip Corwin, J. Scott Evans & Kathy Kleiman (WG Co-Chairs)

GAC Early Engagement website page on the GNSO PDP Working Group on the Review of all Rights Protection 

Wednesday 27 April 2016

Letter from James Bladel to Steve Crocker

GNSO Review of GAC Marrakech Communique

Letter from James Bladel, GNSO Chair to Steve Crocker, ICANN Board regarding the GNSO Review of the GAC ICANN 55 Communique

James Bladel, GNSO Chair to Steve Crocker, ICANN Board

cc Thomas Schneider, GAC Chair

GAC Marrakech Communique
Tuesday 22 March 2016Letter regarding concerns raised by the ALAC and GAC around the effectiveness of the contracted PICs for the GAC Category 1, Safeguard 1-8 TLDs (“Safeguard PICs”)

Letter from Steve Crocker on behalf of the ICANN Board to

Jonathan Zuck (Chair, Competition, Consumer Trust & Consumer Choice Review), Stephen Coates, Avri Doria, and Jeff Neuman (Co-chairs, GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Groups)

Steve Crocker, ICANN Board 
Tuesday 1 March 2016

Letter from Constantine Roussos to Thomas Schneider and the GAC to support DotMusic’s .MUSIC CPE Reconsideration Request 16-5 

Constantine Roussos, DotMusic 
Friday 19 February 2016Letter from Steve Crocker to Thomas SchneiderSteve Crocker, ICANN Board Chair

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ppsai-recommendations-2016-02-05-en

GAC Early Engagement in GNSO and ccNSO PDPs

Friday 19 February 2016Response regarding the Current Rounds of New gTLD SafeguardsLetter from Steve Crocker to Thomas SchneiderSteve Crocker, ICANN Board ChairCurrent round of new gTLDs Safeguards (29 January 2016 letter from GAC Chair)
Friday 19 February 2016Response regarding the GAC Effectiveness ReportLetter from Steve Crocker to Thomas SchneiderSteve Crocker, ICANN Board Chair

GAC Advice Effectiveness Review Report 

Advice Effectiveness Review.pdf (attachment)

GAC Dublin Communiqué

GAC and ICANN Board meeting - ICANN 54

29 January 2016Current round of new gTLDs SafeguardsLetter from Thomas Schneider to Steve CrockerThomas Schneider, GAC Chair  
29 January 2016

GAC Advice Effectiveness Review Report 

Advice Effectiveness Review.pdf (attachment)

Letter from Thomas Schneider to Steve CrockerThomas Schneider, GAC Chair

GAC Dublin Communiqué

GAC and ICANN Board meeting - ICANN 54

 

25 January 2016

GAC’s views on the draft recommendations of the third draft proposal of the CCWG Accountability

ICANN's AccountabilityThomas Schneider, GAC Chair on behalf of the GAC

https://www.icann.org/stewardship-accountability

11 January 2016Letter from Business Constituency to Thomas Schneider and Fadi ChehadeLetter regarding the CCT Review team

The Commercial and Business Users Constituency 

https://www.icann.org/resources/reviews/aoc/cct
31 December 2015

Letter from James Bladel, GNSO Council Chair to the ICANN Board

GNSO Review of the GAC Dublin Communique

Letter regarding the GNSO Review of the Dublin GAC Communiqué

James Bladel, GNSO Council Chair

 GAC Dublin Communiqué

https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/correspondence

https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/correspondence-2012-09-24-en

14 December 2015Reply letter from Thomas Schneider to the CCWG-UCTN Co-Chairs and Members

Preliminary input from the GAC on the use of 3-letter codes as TLDs in future rounds of new gTLDs. 

Thomas Schneider, GAC ChairLetter from the CCWG-UCTN regarding the potential overlap work CCWG-UCTN and GAC WG on Protection Geographic Names (26 August 2015) 
1 December 2015Letter from Thomas Schneider to the ICANN Board regarding the DCA vs ICANN IRP Proceedings outcomeReply letter from Thomas Schneider to the ICANN Board regarding the DCA vs ICANN IRP Proceedings outcomeThomas Schneider, GAC ChairLetter from the ICANN Board to the GAC Chair regarding the DCA vs ICANN IRP Proceedings outcome (28 September 2015) 
13 November 2015Letter from Thomas Schneider to the GNSO and ccNSO Chairs regarding the potential overlap work of the CCWG-UCTN and GAC WG on Protection Geographic Names  Reply letter from Thomas Schneider to the GNSO and ccNSO Chairs regarding the potential overlap Work Cross Community Working Group on the Use of Country and Territory Names as top level domains names (CCWG-UCTN) and GAC Working Group on Protection Geographic Names Thomas Schneider, GAC ChairLetter from the CCWG-UCTN regarding the potential overlap work CCWG-UCTN and GAC WG on Protection Geographic Names (26 August 2015) 
5 October 2015Letter from the Kingdom of Swaziland to the GAC Chair, ICANN Board and CEOLetter from the Kingdom of Swaziland to the GAC Chair, ICANN Board and CEO regarding the support for Dot Africa TLD Application by ZACRAndrea S.Dlamini,

GAC representative for the Kingdom of Swaziland

 
1 October 2015Letter from the African Union Commissioner to ICANN Geographic Names PanelLetter from the African Union Commissioner clarifying the positions of the AU Commission (AUC) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA)Moctar Yedaly, Chief, Information Society, African Union Commissionhttps://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2015-07-16-en
1 October 2015

Declaration of the Conference of African Ministers in charge of ICT

Addis Ababa Declaration of the Conference of African Ministers in charge of ICT



Moctar Yedaly, Chief, Information Society, African Union Commissionhttps://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2015-07-16-en
1 October 2015Letter from United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

A letter from UN-ECA Secretary of the Commission and Legal Counsel to the African Union Commissioner regarding the request to support the Dot Africa Project


Moctar Yedaly,

Chief,Information Society, African Union Commission

https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2015-07-16-en
29 September 2015

Letter from Steve Crocker to Thomas Schneider

Letter from Steve Crocker to Thomas Schneider regarding the DotConnectAfrica Trust v. ICANN IRP Proceedings.

Steve Crocker, ICANN Board Chairhttps://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2015-07-16-en
26 September 2015Letter from Thomas Schneider to Steve Crocker Letter from Thomas Schneider to Steve Crocker regarding the clarification request regarding GAC Buenos Aires Communiqué Thomas Schneider, GAC ChairGAC Buenos Aires Communiqué
18 September 2015

Letter to Steve Crocker (copy to the GAC Chair) from the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federation

ICANN Independent Review Proceeding: 01-14-0001-6263 (Donuts v ICANN)Association of International OIympic Winter Sports Federation 
12 September 2015

Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) input to the Cross-Community Working Group (CCWG) on Enhancing ICANN's Accountability 

 

Proposal – GAC's involvement in the Community Mechanism 

Thomas Schneider, GAC Chair 
8 September 2015Letter from F.N. Subedar, COO of Tata Sons Limited, addressed to Fadi Chehadé, Steve Crocker, Cherine Chalaby, and Thomas SchneiderLetter from F.N. Subedar, COO of Tata Sons Limited, addressed to Fadi Chehadé, Steve Crocker, Cherine Chalaby, and Thomas Schneider regarding the new gTLD application for .tata (reconsideration request)F.N Subedar, Chief Operating Offier and Company Secretary,Tata Sons Limited 
4 September 2015Letter from Steve Crocker to Thomas SchneiderLetter from Steve Crocker regarding a clarification request from the GAC Buenos Aires CommuniquéSteve Crocker, ICANN Board ChairGAC Buenos Aires Communiqué 
26 August 2015Letter from Byron Holland and Jonathan Robinson to Thomas SchneiderLetter from Byron Holland and Jonathan Robinson regarding the potential overlap work of the Cross-Community Working Group on the Use of Country and Territory Names as top-level domains and the GAC Working Group on Protection Geographic Names Byron Holland, ccNSO Chair
Jonathan Robinson, GNSO Chair 
 
7 August 2015Letter from Akram Atallah to Thomas SchneiderReply letter from Akram Atallah to Thomas Schneider regarding two-character labels at the second levelAkram Attalah, President of the Global Domains DivisionLetter from Thomas Schneider to Akram Atallah (16 July 2015)
30 July 20145Letter from Thomas Schneider to Akram AttalahLetter from Thomas Schneider to ICANN's GDD department (cc Fadi Chehade, ICANN CEO and Steve Crocker, ICANN Board Chair) regarding the Country and Territory Names as Second Level Domains.Thomas Schneider, GAC ChairCountry and Territory Names as second-level domains in new gTLDs requirements for notification list (GAC website)
29 July 2015Letter from Jonathan Robinson to Thomas SchneiderLetter from Jonathan Robinson to Thomas Schneider regarding the GNSO Council’s review of the Buenos Aires GAC Communiqué.Jonathan Robinson, GNSO ChairBuenos Aires Communique
23 July 2015Letter from Akram Atallah to Thomas SchneiderLetter from Akram Atallah to Thomas Schneider regarding the two-character codes as Second Level Domains.

Akram Atallah, President of the Global Domains Division

 
22 July 2015Letter from Jonathan Robinson to Thomas SchneiderLetter from Jonathan Robinson to Thomas Schneider regarding the use of new gTLDs Auction ProceedsJonathan Robinson, GNSO Chair 
16 July 2015Letter from Thomas Schneider to Akram AtallahLetter from Thomas Schneider to ICANN's GDD department (cc Fadi Chehade, ICANN CEO and Steve Crocker, ICANN Board Chair) regarding the two-character codes as Second Level Domains.Thomas Schneider, GAC Chair

Board briefing material - Two character Domain Names ( from 12 February 2015 Board meeting)

Approved Board Resolutions | Regular Meeting of the ICANNBoard, 12 February 2015

24 June 2015

GAC response to the CWG-Stewardship Final Proposal

Letter from Thomas Schneider to CWG Stewardship Co-ChairsThomas Schneider, GAC Chair 
24 June 2015

Revised ALAC Assessment of Category 1, SG 1-8 TLDs

Document from ALAC Chair, Alan Greenberg to Thomas SchneiderAlan Greenberg, ALAC Chair 
23 June 2015Letter from Steve Crocker to Thomas SchneiderLetter regarding GAC advice re Category 1 Safeguards for New gTLDs Dr. Stephen Crocker
ICANN Board Chair

GAC Communique - Beijing

2013-04-11-Safeguards-Categories-1

NGPC Consideration of GAC Category 1 and Category 2 Safeguard Advice (Steve Crocker to letter to Heather Dryden)

ANNEX 2 - ICANN NGPC RESOLUTION NO. 2014.02.05.NG01
11 June 2015Letter from Steve Crocker to Thomas Schneider Letter regarding outstanding items from Singapore Communiqué

Dr. Stephen Crocker
ICANN Board Chair

GAC Communiqué – Singapore
19 May 2015Letter from Afilias to GAC Chair Letter regarding Country and Territory NamesRoland LaPlante, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, AfiliasGAC Communiqué – Singapore
8 May 2915Letter from GAC Chair to ICANN BoardLetter regarding ATRT2 Recommendations relating to the GACThomas Schneider, GAC ChairGAC Communiqué – Singapore
29 April 2015Reply letter from the GAC Chair to the GNSO Working Group on IGO INGO Curative RightsReply letter regarding the Working Group's questions of 12 December 2014Thomas Schneider, GAC Chair12 December 2014 letter from GNSO Working Group
28 April 2015Letter from ICANN Board to GAC Chair

Outstanding items from the Los Angeles and Singapore Communiqués

Steve Crocker, ICANN Board Chair

GAC Communiqué – Los Angeles, CA, USA

GAC Communiqué – Singapore

28 April 2015Letter from GAC Chair to NepalSympathies on behalf of the GAC to the government of NepalThomas Schneider, GAC Chair 
23 April 2015Letter from GAC to ICANN BoardRelease of country and territory names at the second level under new gTLDsThomas Scheider, GAC ChairGAC Communiqué – Singapore
11 February 2015GAC Communiqué – SingaporeGAC Advice to the ICANN BoardGAC 
3 February 2015Letter from IGO coalition to Thomas Schneider Protection of IGO identifiersNicola Bonucci, OECDNGPC Chair to GAC Chair (22 Jan 2015) 
26 January 2015Letter from Thomas Schneider to ICANN Board

GACmember concerns on new process to release 2 character labels at the second level

Thomas Scheider, GAC Chair 
22 January 2015Cherine Chalaby to Thomas Schneider Protections for IGO names and acronymsCherine Chalaby, Chair of ICANN Board NGPC 
22 January 2015Letter from Steve Crocker to Thomas SchneiderNGPC responses to GAC advice items from Los Angeles Communiqué of October 2014Steve Crocker, ICANN Board Chair 
16 January 2015Letter from IGO small group to GNSO WG on curative rights protection mechanisms for IGOs-INGOs IGO small group reponsesto questions of the IGO-INGO Curative Rights Protections (CRP) WG  
11 January 2015Letter from Nora Abusitta to Thomas SchneiderNETmundial Initiative Update Nora Abusitta, ICANN staff-----
16 December 2014Letter from Steve Crocker to Thomas Schneider New gTLD Program SafeguardsSteve Crocker, ICANN Board ChairGAC Chair to Board Chair (9 Dec 2014)
12 December 2014Letter to GAC Chair Thomas Schneider Questions from the PDP IGO-INGO Curative Rights Protections WG to the GACCo-Chairs of GNSO IGO-INGO Curative Rights Protections (CRP) WG

 

9 December 2014Letter from the Business Constituency to ICANN CEO and BoardBC support for GAC Safeguards for Category 1 new gTLDs Elisa Cooper, Chair ICANN Business Constituency 
9 December 2014Letter from Thomas Schneider to ICANN BoardgTLDs Safeguards - supplementary information to the Los Angeles CommuniqueThomas Scheider, GAC Chair 
25 November 2014Letter from Thomas Schneider to ICANN Board Bylaws issue in London Communique Thomas Scheider, GAC ChairBoard Chair to GAC Chair (3 Nov 2014)
11 November 2014Letter from Steve Crocker to GAC Chair Thomas Schneider Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (Part D) Steve Crocker, ICANN Board Chair 
03 November 2014Letter from Steve Crocker to GAC Chair Thomas SchneiderICANN Bylaws issue in London Communiqué (re GNSO PDP)Steve Crocker, ICANN Board Chair 
15 October 2014GAC Communiqué – Los Angeles, CA, USAGAC Communiqué  
2 September 2014Letter from Steve Crocker to GAC Chair Heather DrydenRequests for release of two‐character labels as second-level domains in New gTLDs, including country codesSteve Crocker, ICANN Board Chair 
30 Aug 14The Protection of Geographic Names in the new gTLDs processGeographic Names in new gTLDs - Updated version  -----
24 July 2014Letter from Jonathan Robinson to Heather Dryden, GAC Chair and GACCompletion of GNSO WHOIS studiesJonathan Robinson, GNSO Council Chair 
25 June 2014Letter from Jonathan Robinson to Heather Dryden, GAC ChairIGO/INGO and Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) issuesJonathan Robinson, GNSO Council Chair NGPC Chair to GNSO Chair (16 June 2014)
25 June 2014Briefing to the ICANN Community (slides)Protection of Geographic Names in gTLDs -----
13 June 2014Geo names in new gTLDs Updated version 13 JuneGeographic names in new gTLDs -----
6 March 2014Letter from Heather Dryden to Cherine ChalabyIGO Acronym ProtectionsHeather Dryden, GAC Chair-----
11 February 2013Letter from GAC to ICANNFunding from ICANN for new gTLD objectionfillingfees for national governmentsHeather Dryden, GAC Chair  
 8 February 2013Letter from Board to GAC - Enforcing PICsEnforcing of applicant Public Interest Commitments (PICs)Steve Crocker, ICANN Board Chair GAC Toronto Communique
31 January 2013Letter from GNSO Council to ICANN GACGNSO PDP on IGO Protections - comprehensive response

Jonathan Robinson, GNSO Council Chair

Letter from GAC Chair to GNSO Council
23 December 2012Letter from GNSO Council to ICANN GACGNSO PDP on IGO Protections - first response

Jonathan Robinson, GNSO Council Chair

Letter from GAC Chair to GNSO Council
28 November 2012Letter from GAC Chair to GNSO Council GNSO PDP on IGO ProtectionsHeather Dryden, GAC Chair