CWG on the use of Country Territory names

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CWG on the use of Country & Territory names as TLDs (CWG UCTN) Presentation

CWG on the use of Country & Territory names as TLDs (CWG UCTN) Presentation in Copenhagen, ICANN 58 Annebeth B. Lange, co-chair for cc. NSO

Scope and Work Method q Only discussing TLDs (first level!) q Codes and names

Scope and Work Method q Only discussing TLDs (first level!) q Codes and names based on ISO 3166 -1 q Review existing policies q RFC 1591 q Fast Track, overall policy IDN cc. TLDs q New g. TLD policy and AGB Module 2, 2. 2. 1. 4 q Assess feasibility of definitional Framework for the use of C& T as TLDs q Not a PDP – but CCWG q Give advice to be included in PDP q Teleconferences weekly and F 2 F meetings 2

Main Conclusion: No harmonized framework feasible q Stakeholder groups too far from each other

Main Conclusion: No harmonized framework feasible q Stakeholder groups too far from each other q Mandate seems to be too limited to reach consensus q Parallel efforts, divergence and un-coordinated q CCWG UCTN ( this group) q Discussion on Geographic names + Country & Territory names initially part of Subsequent Procedures in GNSO q Awaiting the result of our work q GAC WG on Geographic names q Including C&T names + names of “geographical signification” 3

Interim Paper Conclusion 1: Preliminary conclusions 2 -letter strings q The WG support the

Interim Paper Conclusion 1: Preliminary conclusions 2 -letter strings q The WG support the recommendation that the existing ICANN policy of reserving 2 -letter codes for cc. TLDs should be maintained q Consistent with RFC 1591, based on standard established and maintained independently of ICANN and general applicable (outside of the DNS) q ICANN not in business to decide what is and what is not a country 4

Interim Paper Conclusion 2: Divergence views 3 -letter codes q Maintain Status quo q

Interim Paper Conclusion 2: Divergence views 3 -letter codes q Maintain Status quo q Dynamic nature ISO 3166 might create problems q IDN cc. TLD’s: overlap with definition meaningful representation q Possible solutions q 3 -letter codes on ISO 3166 treated as cc. TLDs? q 3 -letter codes on ISO 3166 allowed as g. TLDs? q With some restrictions, e. g. support or non-objection from relevant public authority/cc. TLD q Allow all codes and names as g. TLDs with no restrictions q A wide range of views was presented on three-letter codes, with no consensus reached. 5

Current status of WG: Interim paper q Observations, conclusions and tentative recommendations up for

Current status of WG: Interim paper q Observations, conclusions and tentative recommendations up for public comment. What does the paper contain? q Overview of use of country and territory names over time q Pre-RFC 1591 q Post RFC 1591 q Evolution of proposed use as new g. TLDs q Overview of assigning method ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency and difference in status codes assigned by MA q Documentation of working method to consult community to inform discussions CCWG q Result deliberations 2 -letter codes q Lack-of result deliberations 3 -letter codes 6

Tentative Recommendations in the Interim Report q Continue work in this area, however in

Tentative Recommendations in the Interim Report q Continue work in this area, however in other format q Consolidate all efforts into one effort q Clearer link with policy development processes, but how should we do that? q Should c & t names as TLDs be treated in GNSO PDP? q Should cc. NSO have a PDP with this issue? q Or, should we have a CWG with extended mandate? 7

Next steps q Awaiting public comment on Interim paper q Provide updated Recommendations to

Next steps q Awaiting public comment on Interim paper q Provide updated Recommendations to cc. NSO and GNSO Councils (anticipated at ICANN 59) q Should the second recommendation from Study Group be activated? q Letter to the ICANN Board from cc. NSO Council to exclude country & territory names until when? q Until we have managed to find a harmonized framework all can agree on? q Await final report CCWG UCTN 8

Final words q Read the report q The Interim Paper has been posted for

Final words q Read the report q The Interim Paper has been posted for public comment: https: //www. icann. org/publiccomments/cwg-uctn-interim-paper-2017 -02 -24 -en q Give us your view on how to treat C & T names as TLDs in subsequent round q The public comment period will close 21 April 2017 q Do not hesitate to ask Bart or me if you need clarification q Thanks for listening 9

Questions? Annebeth B. Lange Annebeth. lange@uninett. no

Questions? Annebeth B. Lange Annebeth. [email protected] no