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WTSA Resolution 47

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WTSA RESOLUTION 47 (Rev. Dubai, 2012)

Country code top-level domain names

The World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (Dubai, 2012),

  • recognizing
    • a) relevant parts of Resolution 102 (Rev. Guadalajara, 2010) of the Plenipotentiary Conference;
    • b) Resolution 133 (Rev. Guadalajara, 2010) of the Plenipotentiary Conference;
    • c) relevant outcomes of the two phases of the World Summit on the Information Society;
    • d) the evolving role of the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly, in accordance with Resolution 122 (Rev. Guadalajara, 2010) of the Plenipotentiary Conference,
  • considering
    • a) that issues persist in some ca ses with respect to the delegation of country code top-level domain names (ccTLD) to entities designa ted by national authorities;
    • b) that Member States represent the interests of the population of the country or territory for which a ccTLD has been delegated, as noted in recognizing g) of Resolution 102 (Rev. Guadalajara, 2010);
    • c) that countries should not be involved in decisions regarding another country’s ccTLD, as noted in recognizing i) of Resolution 102 (Rev. Guadalajara, 2010);
    • d) that intergovernmental organizati ons have had, a nd should continue to have, a facilitating role in the coordination of Internet-related public policy issues;
    • e) that international organizations have also had, an d should continue to have, an important role in the development of Internet-related techni cal standards and relevant policies;
    • f) that ITU has a record of succes sfully handling similar issues,
  • instructs ITU-T Study Group 2
    • to continue studies, and to work with Member Stat es and Sector Members, in their respective roles, recognizing the activities of other appropriate entities, to review Member States’ ccTLD experiences,
  • instructs the Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau
    • to take appropriate action to facilitate the above an d to report to the ITU Council annually regarding the progress achieved in this area,
  • invites Member States
    • to contribute to these activities,
  • further invites Member States
    • to take appropriate steps within their national legal fra meworks to ensure that issu es related to delegation of country code top-level domains are resolved.

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