The GAC provides advice to the ICANN Board on policy matters where there may be an interaction between ICANN’s policies and various laws, international agreements and public policy objectives. GAC Advice is communicated to the ICANN Board through either a Communique or a formal piece of Correspondence. This area of the website provides you with full access to both types of GAC Advice as well as the comprehensive historical list of GAC advice provided to the Board and links connecting that advice to its outcome using the ICANN Board Advice Registry tool.
- GAC Objections to Specific Applications:
a. The GAC Advises the ICANN Board that:
i 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 .amazon (application number 1-1315-58086) and related IDNs in Japanese (application number 1-1318-83995) and Chinese (application number 1-1318-5591)
 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.
Next Steps/Required Action
|Publish GAC Communique and notify applicants of 21-day GAC Advice Response Period||Staff||1 August||Complete|
|Applicants 21-day response period to GAC Advice||Applicants||1 Aug||23 Aug||In process|
|Collect and summarize applicant responses to GAC Advice||Staff||
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' The latest version of the scorecard relating to the Beijing Advice is at http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-14jun13-en.htm
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.
|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 .amazon (application number 1-1315-58086) and related IDNs in Japanese (application number 1-1318-83995) and Chinese (application number 1-1318-5591)
|Per § 3.1 of the AGB, the applicant submitted a response to the ICANN Board. Given the volume of information presented, the NGPC continues to consider the information presented by the applicant and proposes to take action at a future NGPC meeting.|
Current Status/Communications Log
.AMAZON: The NGPC continues to move forward with considering the GAC’s advice in the Durban Communiqué concerning .AMAZON (and related IDNs). ICANN has commissioned an independent, third-party expert to provide additional advice on the specific issues of application of law at issue, which may focus on legal norms or treaty conventions relied on by Amazon or governments. The NGPC will consider this analysis as it continues to deliberate on the appropriate next steps of addressing the GAC’s advice.