The workshop will address new gtld policy issues such as:
- should ICANN remain content neutral in national policy debates when evaluating applications for domains?
- how can ICANN protect freedom of expression rights in domain name policy?
- what is the proper role for governments in approving or rejecting top-level domains?
- what is the appropriate balance between trademarks and free expression rights in domain names?
- who should decide which ideas are too controversial to be allowed in a top-level domain?
- how to balance competing rights to use the same words in domain names?
- should trademark owners be given prior registration privileges before other rights holders?
- should a controversial domain name be rejected or delayed
- Joi Ito, ICANN board member and Creative Commons board member
- Christine Haight Farley, Law professor at American University
- Michael Palage, Attorney and ex-board member of ICANN
- Milton Mueller, Chairman of ICANN’s Non-Commercial Users Constituency, professor at Syracuse University and founding partner of Internet Governance Project
Workshop organized by ICANN’s Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC)
Website for the civil society workshop:
Workshop: New Geo-TLDs - More Consumer Choice or More Consumer Confusion? (Co-sponsors: NCUC, At-Large)