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The GAC Issues 242 Early Warning Notices to New gTLD Applicants

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English: Professor Alain Pellet at the International Court of Justice Français

ICANN’s Independent Objector for the New gTLD Program, Alain Pellet, has filed 24 objections against new gTLD applications. The objections, filed with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), were for several healthcare related strings as well as dotBrand applications for TLDs that have a similar geographic name, such as the hotly contested .PATAGONIA.

Below is a full list of objections filed by the Independent Objector.

 

 

 

Community Objections filed by the Independent Objector:

 

gTDL string

Applicant

Application ID

.Amazon
.アマゾン[Amazon]
.亚马逊[Amazon]
.Charity
.Charity
.慈善 [Charity]
.Healthcare
.Hospital
.Indians
.Med
.Med
.Medical
.Patagonia

 

Limited Public Interest Objections filed by the Independent Objector:

 

gTDL string

Applicant

Application ID

.Health
.Health
.Health
.Health
.Healthcare
.Hospital
.Med

ICANN Responds to .Brand Issues

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The summary and analysis for comments on the New gTLD Applicant Guidebook was made available earlier today.

Several well-known brands such as IBM, Adobe Systems, AT&T, Lego, Microsoft and Verizon commented on the most recent version of the Applicant Guidebook.  Most of these comments focused on the Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) for trademark holders as well as special requirements required to run a .brand registry. Continue Reading →