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[AfriNIC-rpd] Fwd: [GAC] Early Warning and advice processes

Alice Munyua alice at
Wed Aug 15 14:38:37 UTC 2012

Apologies everyone.

Wrong list but still good information.

Best regards

On 15/08/2012 17:34, Alice Munyua wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> For those following discussions/process regarding introduction of new 
> generic top level domains, please see below what the Governmental 
> Advisory Committee of ICANN's process for early warning and objections.
> This may be a good time to have more African governments joining the 
> GAC. The GAC is open to all governments.
> Best regards
> Alice
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	[GAC] Early Warning and advice processes
> Date: 	Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:00:01 -0700
> From: 	GAC Secretariat <gacsec at>
> To: 	gac at <gac at>
> Dear GAC,
> Please find below and attached information about the GAC early warning 
> and advice processes, and the online portal that was developed to 
> assist the GAC with these processes. While most of this information 
> has been circulated previously, this broad overview may assist members 
> at the current time.
> Attached you may find the timeline for GAC Early Warning and advice as 
> well as GAC Early Warning Process information.
> The portal has translated training materials, as well as a screencast 
> video training located here: 
> Also on the portal you will find the Application Summary 
> <>, 
> Discussion Forum 
> <>, and GAC 
> Early Warnings <>.
> Any GAC member may initiate a discussion, or file an Early Warning. 
> You will need to be logged into the GAC website in order to access the 
> Early Warning Portal. Once you have logged in please click on the 
> "Members Only" tab and click on "Early Warning Portal" to access the 
> system.
> As was discussed in Costa Rica, the Early Warning process is a three 
> step process involving application review, discussion (if necessary), 
> and the filing of the Early Warning(s). Discussions regarding Early 
> Warnings should take place on the Portal, and the template for filing 
> an Early Warning can be downloaded from the Early Warning page.
> Discussion forums can be created by using the process outlined in the 
> instructions, or by contacting gacsec at 
> <mailto:gacsec at>.  Completed Early Warnings once received 
> at gacearlywarning at 
> <mailto:gacearlywarning at> will be registered and posted 
> on the portal. All Early Warnings will be sent to applicants at the 
> same time after the Toronto GAC meeting. Applicants will then have 21 
> days to respond to the Early Warnings, take remediation steps (if 
> applicable),  withdraw their applications for a refund of the portion 
> of their application fee. Applicants do have the choice to take no 
> action on the Early Warning they have received.
> In order to facilitate possible discussions and Early Warnings all 
> correspondence from members, observers, and non-GAC (including 
> applicants) has been posted on the internal GAC website here (this 
> list is updated as new requests come in): 
> If GAC members would like to request further information or a 
> briefing from an applicant (please see that information here: 
>, that 
> would be of broader interest to the GAC as a whole, please contact 
> gacsec at <mailto:gacsec at> in order to 
> facilitate this. Requests for briefings from applicants, or others who 
> may have sent information to the GAC, should be requested by 20 
> September in order to ensure ample planning time for these briefings 
> in advance of the Toronto GAC meeting.
> If you would like technical support, further information on the GAC 
> Early Warning system,  or questions regarding the above information 
> please contact gacsec at <mailto:gacsec at> for 
> assistance.
> Best regards,
> Jeannie Ellers
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