22 Describe proposed measures for protection of geographic names at the second and other levels in the applied-for gTLD

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.greenDotGreen Community, Inc.dotgreen.orgView

DotGreen Community, Inc.(DGC) plans to launch and operate the .green TLD in an international and inclusive manner, working very closely with all regions of the world in a collaborative fashion.

In accord with Specification 5 of the Registry Agreement, DGC will reserve the country and territory names contained in the following internationally recognized lists (ʺReserved Geographic Namesʺ) at the second level (which is the only level within the .green TLD at which registrations will be provided by DGC):

• 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, which is exceptionally reserved on the ISO 3166-1 list, and its scope extended in August 1999 to any application needing to represent the name 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.

To the extent that additional reserved geographic names are incorporated into the Registry Agreement or sent to DGC by the ICANN Board, such names will be added to the list of Reserved Geographic Names for protection at the second level.

In addition to reserving all required geographic names around the world, DGC is very interested in ensuring the global reach and positive influence of .green exists in all regions. DGC plans to work very closely and collaboratively with specific countries and regions to find approved uses of these reserved names that ensures the specific second level name is used in a manner that respects the specific country or regions’ desires while at the same time highlighting very positive examples of green, sustainability, people and planet. The details of these projects will be coordinated by DGC directly with the respective countries or regions, gaining their advance approval prior to release of any names and by also engaging all appropriate ICANN entities including the ccNSO and the GAC.
In addition, if any country or region desires to use 3rd level names (i.e. parks.de.green, rainforest.cr.green), DGC will assist in those efforts.

An additional area where DGC desires to work with individual countries relates to the active use of “green oriented” domain names for government agencies. DGC would desire to see these domain names in active use or re-directed to main government websites. Examples would be the respective Environmental Protection Agencies in each country. DGC will work collaboratively with all countries and will hold back these names from open registration to ensure the appropriate use by the proper entity ensuring the priority of green worldwide.

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