[AfrICANN-discuss] WCIT.In Conclusion

McTim dogwallah at gmail.com
Sun Dec 16 16:21:05 SAST 2012

On Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 8:47 AM, Y Mshana2003 <ymshana2003 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Excuse me...who sits in GAC? If Not from Governments then we are talking
> about different things here...

Yes, governmental folks sit in the GAC, but it is NOT a "public authority".

The answer to your query to Dr. Nii is still the same:

"An applied-for gTLD string that falls into any of 1 through 4 listed
above is considered to represent a geographic name. In the event of
any doubt, it is in the applicant’s interest to consult with relevant
governments and public authorities and enlist their support or
non-objection prior to submission of the application, in order to
preclude possible objections and pre-address any ambiguities
concerning the string and applicable requirements."


"A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A
route indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel

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