ICANN/DNSO

Summary of WG-B work, July 1999 - May 2000


19 May 2000

In July 1999 the DNSO Names Council set up:

For the last nine-ten months these two working groups have been discussing various aspects of their assigned topics.

In Cairo the ICANN Board has requested the Names Council to provide its recommendations on these topics by 20 April 2000.

On 19 April 2000, the Names Council held a teleconference to discuss the issue of new generic top level domains (gTLDs) and to make a recommendation to the ICANN Board of Directors. The Names Council published a Statement on new gTLDs http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/20000419.NCgtlds-statement.html and noted that it had recently received additional principles for the introduction of new gTLDs and would be providing supplemental recommendations to the Board in the near future.

On 19 May 2000, the Names Council held a teleconference to discuss the issue of Famous Trade-Marks and to make a recommendation to the ICANN Board of Directors. The Names Council published a Resolution on Famous Trade-Marks and the operation of the Domain Name System http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/20000519.NCftm-resolution.html

Working Group B - Famous Trade-Marks.

Co-chairs: Michael Palage (Working), Kathryn Kleiman (NC liaison), Philip Sheppard (NC liaison)

On 21 March 2000, WG-B submitted its Status report to the Names Council.

On 17 April 2000, WG-B submitted its Formal report to the Names Council, including points of agreement and dissention, with 8 annexes.

The WG-B Formal Report was open for three weeks public comments, starting 19 April 2000, ending 10 May 2000. Extended until 12 May 2000. The archives of comments on Formal report are on line at:

On 15 May 2000, WG-B presented its Final report to the Names Council.

WG-B works archives

The full archives of the WG-B discussions are on line at:

Former public comments to Working Group B (lists closed)


Information from:
DNSO Names Council