- Category: gTLDs
- Topic: Proposed sTLD Agreement for .TRAVEL
- Board meeting date: 8 April 2005
- Resolution number: 05.23, 05.24
- URL for Board minutes/resolution: http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/minutes-08apr05.htm
- Status: Completed
Board approves .TRAVEL sTLD, subject to amendment of Appendix 6 of proposed sponsored TLD registry agreement, and authorizes President to implement the agreement.
Njeri Rionge introduced a resolution:
Whereas, on 18 October 2004, the board authorized the President and General Counsel to enter into negotiations relating to proposed commercial and technical terms for the .TRAVEL sponsored top-level domain (sTLD) with the applicant, Tralliance Corporation.
Whereas, on 24 March 2004, ICANN announced that negotiations with the applicant for the .TRAVEL sponsored top-level domain had been successfully completed, and posted the proposed .TRAVEL sponsored TLD registry agreement on the ICANN website.
Whereas, the Board has determined that approval of the agreement, and delegation of a .TRAVEL sponsored top-level domain to Tralliance would be beneficial for ICANN and the Internet community.
Whereas, ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) has concluded that "the issue of geographical and geopolitical names is very complex, and the subject of ongoing international discussion," and the Board has determined that it is appropriate to take temporary steps to prevent the registration of such names in new TLDs in order to allow it and the community the time to consider carefully this issue and determine what if any policy should be adopted with respect to it.
Resolved (05.23), the President and the General Counsel are directed to take appropriate steps to preserve the Board's ability to take action with respect to the registration in this generic top-level domain of names of countries and distinct economies.
Resolved (05.24), and that subject to the amendment of Appendix 6 of the proposed sponsored TLD registry agreement to include the names of countries and distinct economies, the proposed agreement with Tralliance concerning the .TRAVEL sTLD is approved, and the President is authorized to take such actions as appropriate to implement the agreement.
The resolution was moved by Njeri Rionge, seconded by Hagen Hultzsch, and approved (as amended above) unanimously by the Board, 14-0.
- Responsible entity: None
- Due date: None provided
- Completion date: None
Other Related Resolutions
- Resolution 01.74 - Board directs President to form and chair New TLD Evaluation Process Planning Task Force (NTEPPTF): http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/prelim-report-04jun01.htm
- Resolution 02.97, 02.97A - Board accepts NTEPPTF report and directs President to produce plan for action for approval by Board at October 2002 meeting in Shanghai, China: http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/prelim-report-23aug02.htm
- Resolutions 02.150, 02.151, and 02.152: Board authorizes President to implement NTEPPTF recommendations in Action Plan, requests GNSO to provide recommendation on structure of generic tol level namespace, and directs President to develop draft Request for Proposals: http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/prelim-report-15dec02.htm#AnnualMeetingoftheTransitionBoard
- Resolution 03.112 and 03.113 - Board invites public comment on draft request for proposals for sTLDs; requests President to provide to Board detailed plan and schedule for development of appropriate long-term policy for introduction of new gTLDs: http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/prelim-report-26jun03.htm
- Resolutions 03.166, 03.167, and 03.168 - Board calls for the development of process and policy for streamlining introduction of new gTLDs as specified in ICANNs MoU with the U.S. Department of Commerce: http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/advisory-31oct03.htm
- Resolutions 03.169, 03.170, and 03.171 - Board resolves to negotiate agreement reflecting commercial and technical terms upon completion of sTLD selection, resolves that selection process and implementation for sTLDs will be evaluated, and directs President to finalize and post open Request for Proposals for limited number of new sTLDs: http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/advisory-31oct03.htm
- Resolutions 04.86 and 04.87 - Board authorizes President and General Counsel to enter negotiations relating to proposed commercial and technical terms for .TRAVEL sTLD with applicant: http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/resolutions-18oct04.htm
- Resolution 06.85 - Tralliance Corporation search.travel wildcard proposal not approved by Board due to risk of adverse effect on security and stability of proposal: http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/minutes-22nov06.htm
- Other resolutions TBD
- .TRAVEL Sponsored TLD Registry Agreement and Amendment: http://www.icann.org/en/tlds/agreements/travel/
- 24 March 2005: ICANN Completes Negotiations with Applicants for .JOBS and .TRAVEL
- For information on the introduction of sTLDs in 2003 - 2004, please refer to:http://www.icann.org/en/tlds/stld-apps-19mar04/
- To review public comments submitted on the 2003 round, refer to: http://forum.icann.org/mtg-cmts/stld-rfp-comments/general/index.html
- To review the Status Reports on the 2003 round, refer to: http://www.icann.org/en/tlds/stld-apps-19mar04/PostsTLDStatusRpt.pdf
- 15 December 2003 - New sTLD Application: http://www.icann.org/en/tlds/new-stld-rfp/new-stld-application-parta-15dec03.htm
- 24 June 2003 - Request for Proposals, Establishment of new sTLDs (Draft for Public Comment): http://www.icann.org/en/tlds/new-stld-rfp/new-stld-rfp-24jun03.htm
- 19 March 2004 - Status Report on sTLD Evaluation Process: http://www.icann.org/en/tlds/stld-apps-19mar04/stld-status-report.pdf
- Some analysis of the sTLD program is available in Staff's 24 September 2004 report on a strategy for introducing New gTLDs, at http://www.icann.org/en/tlds/new-gtld-strategy.pdf, and additional information can be found in the documentation of the New gTLD program, at http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/related-en.htm.
- The resolution does not address funding for the items identified therein.
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