This is the collaborative work space for the Implementation Review Team.
News: On 27 January 2019, the Board adopted policy recommendations on Protections for Certain Red Cross and Red Crescent Names in All Generic Top-Level Domains and directed their implementation. This Consensus Policy will supplement the previously-adopted Protection of IGO and INGO Identifiers in All gTLDs Policy by which the specific terms Red Cross, Red Crescent, Red Lion & Sun and Red Crystal were withheld from registration. The Implementation Review Team (IRT) that is working on the implementation of the previously-adopted consensus policy plans has added these new recommendations to its scope.
The new policy recommendations regarding the Red Cross names update are under review by the implementation team to build an implementation plan. The Proposed Implementation Plan for the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Consensus Policy Relating to the Protection of Certain Red Cross Names was posted for public comment on 23 October 2019. The deadline to receive public comments was 12 December 2019. The publication of the updated policy is planned for February 2020 with an effective date of August 2020 allowing 6 months for implementation.
The initial Consensus Policy regarding IGO and INGO Identifiers Protection has been published on 16 January 2018: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-01-16-en and under implementation.
Because the Board adopted the GNSO recommendations that were "not inconsistent" with GAC Advice, while other GNSO recommendation that are inconsistent with GAC Advice are still being reconciled, we have created a consolidated picture of the current state of policy recommendation. Project Scope for Implementation page displays only those recommendation that are approved for the current project for clarity.
In line with the Consenus Policy Implementation Framework developed by ICANN's Global Domains Division in collaboration with the Policy & Implementation Working Group, this Implementation Review Team will serve as a resource to implementation staff on policy and technical questions that arise. The IRT is also expected to serve as a resource to staff on the background and rationale of the policy recommendations and return to the GNSO Council for additional guidance as required. Where relevant, the IRT can also assist staff in the planning for the technical implementation of a policy change.