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Jun 2017
ICANN59 - Agenda Item 13 - Protection of Geo Names Working Group
14:15 - 15:00 UTC+02:00 | Ball Room 1 | Dial In Info
Session Details

Olga Cavalli, Argentina, WG Chair


  • Revision of different perspectives presented during the Webinar organized by the GNSO
  • Preparation for the cross-community webinar and a cross-community dialogue session during ICANN 59
  • AOB                
Session Minutes

The GAC Working Group to Examine the Protection of Geographic Names in any Future Expansion of gTLDs participated in the webinars organised by the GNSO on 25 April 2017 in relation to the use of geographic names at the top level. The Working Group met during ICANN 59 and considered the “strawperson” document prepared by the Co-Chairs of the Working Group on Subsequent Procedures for New gTLDs based on input received during the webinars. This document was used as the basis for interactions in the Cross-Community Discussion on Geographic Names at the Top- Level organized during ICANN59.