The GAC holds the key to Public Interest, Only One .green Application Delivers
Many governmental members and others have already expressed support for DotGreen Community, Inc. in its proposal for the .green Top-Level Domain. We encourage everyone to review DotGreen’s background, activities, business strategy and mission from our ICANN application for .GREEN to evaluate and confirm the authenticity of DotGreen’s plan for the global public interest and the planet.
DotGreen is the founding organization of the world’s first environmental Top-Level Domain and in 2007 was the first to propose the .green new gTLD initiative to both the environmental community and the Internet industry. DotGreen has openly promoted the .green TLD for all and shared its commitment to sustainability and philanthropy, already giving in all regions of the world through partnerships with The DotGreen Foundation and EarthShare. Despite DotGreen’s overwhelming support via public comment, and ongoing interaction with the green community, three portfolio competitors from inside the domain industry are applying for this sensitive and globally relevant environmental TLD.
Early Warnings from The Governmental Advisory Committee
The Government Advisory Committee,(GAC) has issued Early Warnings to Top Level Domain Holdings, United TLD (Demand Media), and Afilias for their .green applications. There has been no such Early Warning for DotGreen Community, Inc.
GAC Advice may be delivered to applications lacking in or not recognized as in the Public’s Interest. The issuance of GAC Advice is an affirmation that all governments have a critical role in the internationalization of the ICANN multi-stakeholder model. More importantly, GAC Advice assures a transparent process for the new gTLD program that supports Global Public Interest. ICANN will not make policy decisions about an application, and so where government sensitivities arise such as in the special case of “GREEN” and the .green TLD, an outcome for the Global Public Interest can only be acheived through GAC Advice.