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.
3. Specific Strings
Consistent with the new gTLD applicant guidebook, the GAC provided consensus advice articulated in the April
The GAC notes the recent action taken to put on hold the ZACR African Union Commission endorsed application due to the Independent Review Panel (IRP) mandated by ICANN Bylaws.
The GAC advises:
1. The ICANN Board to provide timely communication to the affected parties, in
2. The ICANN Board that, following the release of the IRP recommendation, the Board should act expeditiously in
Current Status/Communications Log
The NGPC accepts this advice. The NGPC will continue to provide timely communication to the affected parties concerning the .AFRICA
With respect to the release of the IRP recommendation, the ICANN Bylaws require that “[w]here feasible, the Board shall consider the IRP Panel declaration at the Board’s next meeting.” (Article IV, Sec. 3)