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Friday, 06 August 2010 22:25

According to a report on DomainNameWire.com, Internet regulatory organization ICANN yesterday passed a resolution on domain registry ICM’s application for a .XXX sTLD.

The report quoted the ICANN resolution, and stated , “Whereas, ICANN’s General Counsel has completed the expedited due diligence regarding ICM Registry, as directed by the Board, and has concluded that ICM has represented that its Application for the .XXX sTLD is still current and that there have been no negative changes in ICM’s qualifications.”


While the resolution allows the ICM application to move forward, ICANN will grant a public comment period for a minimum of 30 days on the actual registry contract.

FSC Executive Director Diane Duke commented on the decision and said, “FSC has emphasized all along that .XXX is far from being passed and that is still the case. We will continue to organize the industry in voicing its opposition to this dangerous and costly ‘TLD’ though all avenues available to us including, but not limited to, the upcoming ICANN public comment period.”

Duke is currently attending The AVN Show in Hollywood, FL, where she is scheduled to discuss .XXX at a panel seminar to be held tomorrow. Titled “Dot-XXX: A Broad-based Perspective from Industry Leaders,”

Industry members attending the show are strongly encouraged to attend the seminar, in order to be updated on the latest developments.

The process for possible approval of ICM’s application may be lengthy.

The resolution authorizes ICANN staff to post supporting documents from ICM, as well as the proposed registry agreement for the .XXX sTLD for a minimum period of 30 days.

At the end of a public commentary period, ICANN staff will summarize comments and recommend to its Board whether the proposed registry agreement is consistent with GAC advice. In its last communication on the subject of the .XXX sTLD, GAC recommended denying ICM’s application for .XXX.

When the ICANN Board has received public comments and the recommendation from ICANN staff, it will consider the recommendation at its next meeting and decide if further GAC consultation is required.

“FSC will review the materials posted and provide a public comment – and we encourage every professional in the industry to do the same,” said Duke. “We will initiate a call-to-action for the industry once those materials have been posted and reviewed. Stay tuned we will let you know when and how to respond.”

 

 

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