Afilias and Amazon ICC new gTLDs community objection Wins .HEALTH and .BOOK

On .health “.health”

THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR EXPERTISE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CASE No. EXP/409/ICANN/26

PROF. ALAIN PELLET, INDEPENDENT OBJECTOR (FRANCE) vs/ AFILIAS LIMITED

(IRELAND)

This expert determination arises out of a Limited Public Interest Objection by

Professor Alain Pellet, Independent Objector (“Objector”), to the application of

Afilias Limited (“Applicant”) for the generic top level domain (gTLD) “.health”

(Application No. 1-868-3442).

 

DECISION

83. In light of the above reasons, the Expert Panel hereby renders the following Expert

Determination:

1. Prof. Alain Pellet, the Independent Objector and the Objector in this matter, has

failed to establish that the gTLD “.health” applied for is “contrary to general

principles of international law for morality and public order” (Guidebook, art.

3.5.3).

2. The Applicant Affilias Limited prevails in this proceeding and the Objection is

dismissed.

3. The Applicant is thus entitled to a refund of its advance payment of costs by the

International Chamber of Commerce pursuant to Article 21(d) of the Procedure.

84. This Expert Determination constitutes the Expert Panel’s final and binding findings.

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On .Book

THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR EXPERTISE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

CASE No. EXP/453/ICANN/70

RAKUTEN, INC. (JAPAN) vs/ AMAZON EU S.À R.L. (LUXEMBOURG)

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