LOS ANGELES - As part of its efforts to engage the ICANN community on the issue of geographic names at the top-level, the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group (WG) will hold two webinar sessions on April 25, 2017. According to ICANN, the webinar will be the beginning of a discussion that will continue at ICANN59 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The PDP WG leadership team will be holding an extended session in Johannesburg to work through the positions presented in the webinars and propose solutions on how to establish a common ground on the way forward.
Anyone is welcome to participate in the webinar and contribute their perspectives. To attend the webinar, please email Geo-Names-Session@icann.org to receive participation details and timely updates on the program.
The first webinar session will take place at 15:00-17:00 UTC, and the second session will take place at 22:00-00:00 UTC. Various organizations and individual ICANN community members will present their positions on the treatment of geographic names in the webinars.
• Brand Registry Group
• GAC Working Group on the Protection of Geographic Names
• GeoTLD Group
• Intellectual Property Constituency
• International Trademark Association - Geographic Names Subcommittee (Internet Committee)
• Heather Forrest
• Thomas Lowenhaupt
• Paul McGrady
• Alexander Schubert
The webinars will be recorded and archived. Please visit this wiki page for webinar materials and additional information about the Johannesburg session.
If you have any questions, please email Geo-Names-Session@icann.org