The Government Advisory Committee of ICANN has released a communique. ‘Advice to the ICANN Board’ begins on page 3, and makes observations such as ‘singular and plural versions of the string as a TLD could lead to potential consumer confusion.’ Annexes I and II are controversial only because we live in bizarro ICANN world. They deal with, among other things, closed generics, ‘high-risk’ generics, and other problematic strings. In theory, if the advice of the GAC is based on consensus, then it creates a presumption that the advice should be followed. Background here.

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