Communiqué of the Governmental Advisory Committee
(16 November 2000)

Communiqué of the Governmental Advisory Committee

16 November 2000

Marina del Rey, California USA

THURSDAY, 16 NOVEMBER 2000 - The Governmental Advisory Committee of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers held its seventh meeting on 14-16 November in Marina del Rey. The attending Committee members issued the following statement:

The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) has had fruitful discussions around substantive issues relating to the usage of the Internet across the worldwide community ICANN activities, and top level domains:

A. With regard to the addition of new generic top level domains (gTLDs):

The GAC is pleased to communicate its "Opinion of the ICANN GAC on New Generic Top Level Domains" to the ICANN Board.

B. With regard to the delegation and administration of country code top level domains:

The GAC reconfirms its support for the GAC document "Principles for the Delegation and Administration of Country Code Top Level Domains" (GAC ccTLD Principles Document), and welcomes the work of its Member Governments and Public Authorities in their implementation of the provisions of the GAC ccTLD Principles Document within their respective administrations. The GAC welcomes the draft letter from ICANN to governments and public authorities.

With regard to requests currently pending for the reassignment of administrative authority for the administration of ccTLDs, the GAC requests that ICANN provide advice concerning the process and associated timing issues in relation to the execution of requests for redelegation of ccTLDs.

C. With regard to the Open Session with representatives of the Address Supporting Organisation (ASO) and the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).:

The GAC thanks the representatives of the ASO and the RIRs for their participation, and would welcome the opportunity for further discussions with the ASO and RIRs on numbering policy issues.

The GAC thanks the Government of the United States of America, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and the sponsors for hosting its meeting.

The next face-to-face meeting of the GAC will be held in March 2001 in Melbourne, Australia, to coincide with ICANN’s next round of meetings.

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