Cross-Community Working Group on Use of Country/Territory Names as TLDs

Working Group Members

ccNSO

  • Lucila Abate, .ar
  • Monica Capparelli, .ar
  • Neil El Himam, .id
  • Jordi Iparraguirre,
  • Erick Iriarte Ahon, .pe
  • Daniel Kalchev, .bg
  • Annebeth Lange, .no (Co-Chair)
  • Young-Eum Lee, .kr
  • Han Liyun, .cn
  • Carlos Marco Liuzzi, .ar
  • Rosalía Morales, .cr
  • Jacqueline Morris, .tt
  • Sebastien Pensis, .eu
  • Sanna Sahlman, .fi,
  • Grigori Saghyan, .am
  • Ron Sherwood, .vi
  • Paul Szyndler, .au (Co-Chair)
  • Mirjana Tasic, .rs
  • Mary Uduma, .ng
  • Timo Võhmar, .ee
  • Laura Watkins, .uk

GNSO

  • Philip Adar, BC
  • Benjamin Akinmoyeje, NCUC
  • Maxim Alzoba, RySG
  • Griffin Barnett, IPC
  • Chris Chaplow, BC
  • Ching Chiao, RySG (Co-Chair)
  • Mason Cole, RySG
  • Sonigitu Ekpe, NCUC
  • Heather Forrest, IPC (Co-Chair)
  • Robin Gross, NCSG
  • Carlos Raul Gutierrez, Nomcom Appointee to the GNSO
  • Scott Harlan, IPC
  • Hector Manoff, IPC
  • Osvaldo Novoa, IPC
  • Ghislain Nyamfit Ngamba, individual
  • Colin O'Brien, IPC
  • Susan Payne, IPC
  • Ganeswar Sahoo, NCUC
  • Cintra Sooknanan, NPOC
  • Marc Trachtenberg, IPC
  • Brian Winterfeldt, IPC
  • Alexander Schubert, RySG

ALAC

  • Inam Ali, ALAC
  • Fouad Bajwa, APRALO
  • Cheryl Langdon-Orr, ALAC

GAC

  • Olga Cavalli, Argentina
  • Edmund Katiti, NEPAD (GAC Observer)
  • Mzia Gogilashvili, Georgia
  • Nigel Cassimire, Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU)
  • Ornulf Storm, Norway
  • Panagiotis Papaspiliopoulos, Greece
  • Milagros Castanon Seoane, Peru

Other

  • Jaap Akkerhuis, Expert

Objective and Scope

The objective of the Working group is to draw upon the collective expertise of the participating SOs and ACs and others, and based on the initial analysis of the ccNSO Study Group on the uSe of names for Countries and territories as TLDs, further review the current status of representations of country and territory names, as they exist under current ICANN policies, guidelines and procedures. Secondly, provide advice regarding the feasibility of developing a consistent and uniform definitional framework that could be applicable across the respective SO's and AC's; and should such a framework be deemed feasible, provide detailed advice as to the content of the framework. The scope of the WG is limited to:

  • Representations of names of Countries, Territories and their subdivisions listed on or eligible to be listed on the Alpha-2 code International Standard for country codes and codes for their subdivisions (ISO 3166-1), (Names of Country and Territory). Other geographical indicators, such as regions, are excluded;
  • The use of Country and Territory names as Top Level Domains. The use of Country and Territory names as second or other level is excluded.

Working Group Charter

Documents

UCTN Progress Report 23 September 2014

UCTN Progress Report 25 October 2016

UCTN Draft Interim Report 25 October 2016

Interim Paper - CWG-UCTN 9 February 2017

Final Paper – June 2017

Background Material

ccNSO Study Group on Use of Country and Territory Names Compare and Evolution Final Report

ccNSO Study Group on the Use of Names for Countries and Territories Final Report

Transcripts

UCTN Working Group Transcript 21 September 2015

UCTN Working Group Transcript 24 August 2015

UCTN Working Group Transcript 27 July 2015

UCTN Working Group Transcript 8 June 2015

UCTN Working Group Transcript 18 May 2015

UCTN Working Group Transcript 4 May 2015

UCTN Working Group Transcript 20 April 2015

UCTN Working Group Transcript 30 March 2015

UCTN Working Group Transcript 16 March 2015

UCTN Working Group Transcript 2 March 2015

UCTN Working Group Transcript Singapore 9 February 2015

UCTN Working Group Transcript 14 January 2015

UCTN Working Group Transcript Los Angeles 16 October 2014

UCTN Working Group Transcript 23 September 2014

UCTN Working Group Transcript 26 August 2014

UCTN Working Group Transcript London 22 June 2014

UCTN Transcript Buenos Aires 22 June 2015

UCTN Transcript 15 July 2014

UCTN Working Group Transcript 10 June 2014

UCTN Working Group Transcript Singapore 27 March 2014

Relevant Links

UCTN Working Group Wiki Work Space