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ICANN Resolutions » Delegation of the გე ("ge") domain representing Georgia in Georgian (Mkhedruli) script to the Information Technologies Development Center

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Delegation of the გე ("ge") domain representing Georgia in Georgian (Mkhedruli) script to the Information Technologies Development Center


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Thu, 16 Oct 2014
Resolution Number: 
2014.10.16.04 – 2014.10.16.05
Resolution Text: 

Resolved (2014.10.16.04), as part of the exercise of its responsibilities under the IANA Functions Contract, ICANN has reviewed and evaluated the request to delegate the გე country-code top- level domain to the Information Technologies Development Center (ITDC). The documentation demonstrates that the proper procedures were followed in evaluating the request.

Resolved (2014.10.16.05), the Board directs that pursuant to Article III, Section 5.2 of the ICANN Bylaws, that certain portions of the rationale not appropriate for public distribution within the resolutions, preliminary report or minutes at this time due to contractual obligations, shall be withheld until public release is allowed pursuant to those contractual obligations.

Rationale for Resolution: 

Rationale for Resolutions 2014.10.16.04 – 2014.10.16.05
Why the Board is addressing the issue now?

In accordance with the IANA Functions Contract, the ICANN staff has evaluated a request for ccTLD delegation and is presenting its report to the Board for review. This review by the Board is intended to ensure that ICANN staff has followed the proper procedures.

What is the proposal being considered?

The proposal is to approve a request to IANA to create the country-code top-level domain and assign the role of sponsoring organization (also known as the manager or trustee) to Information Technologies Development Center (ITDC).

Which stakeholders or others were consulted?

In the course of evaluating a delegation application, ICANN staff consults with the applicant and other interested parties. As part of the application process, the applicant needs to describe consultations that were performed within the country concerning the ccTLD, and their applicability to their local Internet community.

What concerns or issues were raised by the community?

Staff are not aware of any significant issues or concerns raised by the community in relation to this request.

What significant materials did the Board review?

The Board reviewed the following IANA Department staff evaluations:

The domain is eligible for delegation, as it is a string that has been approved by the IDN ccTLD Fast Track process, and represents a country that is listed in the ISO 3166-1 standard;
The relevant government has been consulted and does not object;
The proposed sponsoring organization and its contacts agree to their responsibilities for managing this domain;
The proposal has demonstrated appropriate local Internet community consultation and support;
The proposal does not contravene any known laws or regulations;
The proposal ensures the domain is managed locally in the country, and is bound under local law;
The proposed sponsoring organisation has confirmed they will manage the domain in a fair and equitable manner;
The proposed sponsoring organisation has demonstrated appropriate operational and technical skills and plans to operate the domain;
The proposed technical configuration meets the IANA Department's various technical conformance requirements;
No specific risks or concerns relating to Internet stability have been identified; and
Staff have provided a recommendation that this request be implemented based on the factors considered.
These evaluations are responsive to the appropriate criteria and policy frameworks, such as "Domain Name System Structure and Delegation" (RFC 1591) and "GAC Principles and Guidelines for the Delegation and Administration of Country Code Top Level Domains".

As part of the process established by the IANA Functions Contract, the "Delegation and Redelegation Report" will be published at http://www.iana.org/reports.

What factors the Board found to be significant?

The Board did not identify any specific factors of concern with this request.

Are there positive or negative community impacts?

The timely approval of country-code domain name managers that meet the various public interest criteria is positive toward ICANN's overall mission, the local communities to which country- code top-level domains are designated to serve, and responsive to ICANN's obligations under the IANA Functions Contract.

Are there financial impacts or ramifications on ICANN (strategic plan, operating plan, budget); the community; and/or the public?

The administration of country-code delegations in the DNS root zone is part of the IANA functions, and the delegation action should not cause any significant variance on pre-planned expenditure. It is not the role of ICANN to assess the financial impact of the internal operations of country-code top-level domains within a country.

Are there any security, stability or resiliency issues relating to the DNS?

ICANN does not believe this request poses any notable risks to security, stability or resiliency.

This is an Organizational Administrative Function not requiring public comment.