The public is invited to send an email to ICANN on the subject of the injustices of the draft charters proposed for the noncommercial and commercial stakeholder groups in the new GNSO.
Please take a moment and ask ICANN to respect the voices of noncommercial users and the interest we represent in ICANN’s policy development process.
ICANN will accept public comment on the subject until 23 July 2009, Thursday (close-of-business in California).
Send a comment to ICANN by sending an email to
Public Comments are posted to ICANN’s website here.
For more background on this issue, see my article "Is ICANN Accountable to the Global Public Interest?"
21 July 2009
RE: ICANN Stakeholder Group Charter Injustices
IP Justice appreciates this opportunity to provide public comment. Founded in 2002, IP Justice is an international civil liberties organization that works on intellectual property and Internet law and policy issues. IP Justice is a noncommercial 501(c)(3) public benefit organization based in San Francisco with an international board of directors and members in countries from all corners of the globe (http://www.ipjustice.org). IP Justice participates in the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) as a member of the Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC).
ICANN Cannot Ignore the Consensus Charter Created by Noncommercial Users in a Bottom-Up Process
IP Justice is writing to express our deep disappointment with the unjust manner in which previous public comment (period ending 15 April 2009) was discarded by ICANN in the reformulation of the proposed Noncommercial Stakeholder Group Charter