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Mar 2017
ICANN58 - Agenda Item 15 - GAC Working Group for the Protection of Geographic Names in the Expansion of new gTLDs – Presentation to GAC
17:00 - 17:45 UTC+01:00 | HALL A2 | Dial In Info
Session Details

Olga Cavalli, Argentina

Develop a shared understanding of relevant issues.

  1. GAC to participate in the inter-sessional webinar and cross-community session at ICANN 59, taking into account the work of the GAC Working Group, the CWG-UCTN and the experiences and views of individual Members. (All GAC Members + GAC WG on Geographic Names + ACIG GAC Secretariat).
Session Minutes

The GAC was briefed by its Working Group on Geographic Names on continuing work within the Group on possible future best practices and the concept of a repository of names. GAC Members discussed the possibility of developing agreed GAC principles on geographic names as a possible objective for the ICANN 59 meeting and this will be considered further by the Working Group. The GAC noted that it will be invited, along with the rest of the community, to participate in a major cross-community session at ICANN 59 sponsored by the Subsequent Procedures PDP WG, preceded by an inter-sessional webinar.

The GAC was briefed on the Interim Paper of the Cross Community Working Group on Use of Country and Territory Names as TLDs (CWG-UCTN).