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OCT
20
2018
ICANN63 - Agenda Item 6 - 2 Character-Codes Plenary Discussion
17:00 - 18:00 UTC+01:00 | 117 | Web Conference Link
Session Details

The GAC plenary will discuss concerns of some of its members with the release of 2-character country codes as second level domain names in New gTLD. This discussion will likely follow-up on GAC Advice in the ICANN62 Panama Communiqué (https://gac.icann.org/contentMigrated/icann62-panama-communique) and the ICANN Board's Response that it will "defer a formal response to the GAC on this advice pending further discussions with the GAC." (https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2018-09-16-en#2.a) This session will also serve for the GAC to prepare its engagement with the ICANN Board on this matter scheduled on Sunday 21 October (see session 14.)

Note: Transcripts and recordings can be found by clicking on the link in the Materials section below.

Materials