Dot Health Limited which is a Famous Four’s application to operate the new .Health top-level domain (gTLD), today announced the creation of a Governance Council that will allow the world health community to provide input on the .Health TLD.
The Governance Council will be called upon to monitor, advise, and recommend best practices for the .Health gTLD.
It is expected that the Governance Council will be comprised of practitioners, scientists, researchers, and others involved in health industries, including not only medical health but also other areas of health.
The Governance Council will be called upon to advise dot Health Limited on best practices for the .Health gTLD, including Abuse Prevention and Mitigation (APM) Seal reporting system, intellectual property rights protection, gTLD rules, reserved second-level domain names, certification or authentication programs, and ensuring compliance with ICANN rules.
“The .Health Governance Council will be an essential part of the .Health gTLD,” explained Charles Melvin of Dot Health Limited. “Health is a powerful and important concept. From the beginning, we have believed that the .Health gTLD should be the premier digital space on the Internet for the health industry, and so, to accomplish this, we are calling on industry leaders to participate in the Governance Council and help shape .Health.”
Interested parties are encouraged to visit www.governancecouncils.com/health to express interest in participating.
Dot Health Limited representatives explained that expressions of interest would be accepted at this site for several months, with ongoing communications sent to interested parties prior to the Governance Council launch.
Officials also noted that ongoing Governance Council activity is subject to award of the .Health gTLD by ICANN.
There are four applicants for the .health new gTLD’s including DotHealth.
There is also an application by another party for the new gTLD .healthcare, .Med and .Hospital
There are also several formal objections filed for the proposed new gTLD .Health.