From the International Medical Informatics Association

ICANN and Health Domains – Further Request for Urgent Action, Thurs. 16 October

We share this urgent call for action on the issue of the new .health gTLD (and other health gTLDs). IMIA has been engaged in ongoing activities on the topics, together with other organisations. We ask that colleagues try to support the call for action, and also that they share this call with other colleagues.

The full text of the call for action can be found at and can be shared with others. It also gives background information.

Many people and organisations have expressed concern about ICANN’s handling of the allocation of the .health gTLD without sufficient public interest safeguards. A summary of issues is on the WHO website at

You can make a difference by directly engaging in ICANN’s policy processes via an online public forum this THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 – 14:00-17:00PM PDT.  Participation is easy and will not take much of your time: All you have to do is visit the following URL (, and then click the “Virtual Meeting Room Stream Live” link, click the option to participate as a guest, and you will be entered into an adobe connect chat room where you can participate and voice your concerns. Or send comments to and ask that comments be included in the public interest session.

October 14, 2014 Posted by | ehealth, WHO | , , | Leave a comment