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Evan Leibovitch

Rafid Fatani

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Relevant Public Comment Request on Public Interest Commitments:

FINAL VERSION TO BE SUBMITTED IF RATIFIED

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FINAL DRAFT VERSION TO BE VOTED UPON BY THE ALAC

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FIRST DRAFT SUBMITTED


WHEREAS the At-Large Community of ICANN is extremely concerned about numerous identified problems with the procedures related to upholding the Public Interest Commitments (PICs) in the current round of gTLD applications;

WHEREAS these concerns have been expressed previously and repeatedly, having also been supported by comments previously made by ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC);

WHEREAS a subset of new gTLD applications -- notably in the fields of gambling, health, education, finance and charities -- have been identified by the GAC as particularly sensitive, requiring enhanced public safeguards; 

WHEREAS the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) has held a Public Comment Process, that has attracted a number of comments from the broader community that have been critical {and raised concerns regarding} of the PIC safeguard process;

And WHEREAS ICANN has proceeded to sign contracts regarding some of these highly-sensitive TLD strings, despite the repeated concerns expressed by the ALAC, GAC and other organizations regarding the urgency of enhancing their public interest protections;

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the ALAC: