22 Describe proposed measures for protection of geographic names at the second and other levels in the applied-for gTLD
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PROTECTION OF GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES
Through the development of the Applicant Guidebook, ICANN put a great effort to protect the best interests of country and territory governments. .LAT has a strong commitment to protect geographical names as required in the Applicant Guidebook and according to GAC’s “Principles Regarding New gTLDs”.
.LAT registry will protect Geographic names at the second level as defined in the Applicant Guidebook following GAC’s principles and recommendations.
The following GAC Principles Regarding new gTLDs apply especially to geographic names:
2.2 ICANN should avoid country, territory or place names, and country, territory or regional language or people descriptions, unless in agreement with the relevant governments or public authorities.
2.7 Applicant registries for new gTLDs should pledge to:
a) Adopt, before the new gTLD is introduced, appropriate procedures for blocking, at no cost and upon demand of governments, public authorities or IGOs, names with national or geographic significance at the second level of any new gTLD.
b)Ensure procedures to allow governments, public authorities or IGOs to challenge abuses of names with national or geographic significance at the second level of any new gTLD.
.LAT Registry will reserve the following names at the second level prior to public availability of the .LAT TLD:
* The short form (in English) of all country and territory names contained on the ISO 3166-1 list, as updated from time to time, including the European Union.
* The United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names, Technical Reference Manual for the Standardization of Geographical Names, Part III Names of Countries of the World; and
* The list of United Nations member states in 6 official United Nations languages prepared by the Working Group on Country Names of the United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names;
Registry Operator will propose a mechanism for the release of these reservations, following recommendations made by the Governmental Advisory Committee and approval by ICANN.
.LAT Registry considers registering domain names corresponding to all protected domain names on behalf of ICANN as the registrant of record of such domain names, as it was the case of .INFO TLD. A similar approach will be used for .LAT.
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