ICANN Resolutions » 2005-04-08 - Proposed sTLD Agreement for .JOBS
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Board approves proposed agreement with Employ Media concerning .JOBS sTLD.
Hagen Hultzsch introduced a resolution:
Whereas, on 13 December 2004, the board authorized the President and General Counsel to enter into negotiations relating to proposed commercial and technical terms for the .JOBS sponsored top-level domain (sTLD) with the applicant, Employ Media.
Whereas, on 24 March 2004, ICANN announced that negotiations with the applicant for the .JOBS sponsored top-level domain had been successfully completed, and posted the proposed .JOBS sponsored TLD registry agreement on the ICANN website.
Whereas, in response to the Board resolution on 13 December 2004, the applicant has provided satisfactory details as to the broad-based mechanism for policy-making for the sponsored community, and how this sTLD would be differentiated in the name space.
Whereas, the Board has determined that approval of the agreement, and delegation of a .JOBS sponsored top-level domain to Employ Media would be beneficial for ICANN and the Internet community.
Whereas, ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) has concluded that "the issue of geographical and geopolitical names is very complex, and the subject of ongoing international discussion," and the Board has determined that it is appropriate to take temporary steps to prevent the registration of such names in new TLDs in order to allow it and the community the time to consider carefully this issue and determine what if any policy should be adopted with respect to it.
Resolved (05.21), the President and the General Counsel are directed to take appropriate steps to preserve the Board's ability to take action with respect to the registration in this generic top-level domain of names of countries and distinct economies.
Resolved (05.22), and that subject to the amendment of Appendix 6 of the proposed sponsored TLD registry agreement to include the names of countries and distinct economies, the proposed agreement with Employ Media concerning the .JOBS sTLD is approved, and the President is authorized to take such actions as appropriate to implement the agreement.
The resolution was moved by Hagen Hultzsch, seconded by Veni Markovski, and approved (as amended above) unanimously by the Board, 14-0.