Comment Neelie (Kroes)
Making speeches talk
[...] This reflects ICANN’s obligation to ensure that the global public interest is safeguarded in the implementation of the new gTLD Program and to promote viable solutions that balance the rights of different stakeholders. The new gTLDs “.wine” and “.vin” cannot be opened until the rights and interests of wine producers and consumers worldwide are duly protected. If ICANN wants to demonstrate that the multi-stakeholder approach to Internet Governance can work for all, its decisions have to protect the common good and not simply favour purely commercial decisions or the highest bidders.