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Registrar Constituency GNSO Update

A copy of an update that I presented to the GNSO Registrar constituency on October 24, 2006

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Registrar Constituency GNSO Update

  1. 1. Registrar Update <ul><li>Council // Whois // Transfers </li></ul>
  2. 2. GNSO Council // Current Agenda <ul><li>IDN TLDs </li></ul><ul><li>Policies for Registry Contracts </li></ul><ul><li>New gTLDs </li></ul><ul><li>Whois </li></ul><ul><li>Data Accuracy Review </li></ul><ul><li>Transfers Review </li></ul><ul><li>GNSO Reform </li></ul>
  3. 3. Whois <ul><li>Operational Point of Contact Proposal is moving forward. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>subject to active discussion over the past year. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>many minor changes, but substantially similar to what has been presented at prior meetings </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Whois //OPOC <ul><li>All registries publish thin data set </li></ul><ul><li>Registrars only publish name of registrant, and contact information for an “agent” authorized to act on the registrant’s behalf </li></ul><ul><li>Admin, Tech, etc. contacts are deprecated </li></ul><ul><li>Registrars implement best practices for third party access to data not published in Whois //OPOC </li></ul><ul><li>Data continues to be published via Whois:43 and Whois //WWW </li></ul><ul><li>Current proposal is online at </li></ul>
  5. 5. Whois //New Proposal <ul><li>In the last 30 days, IPC/BC/ISPC bloc have published last minute proposal dubbed “special considerations” </li></ul><ul><li>Requires all data to be published in centralized thick registry. </li></ul><ul><li>Registrants can “opt-out” of publication </li></ul><ul><li>opt-outs would be processed by 3rd party centralized service </li></ul><ul><li>additional costs would be covered by additional “tax” applied to all registrations/renewals. </li></ul>
  6. 6. New TLDs <ul><li>Closing in on final report </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New TLDs are being recommended </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“heavy” application and review process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>pre-application publication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>review process </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>application fees fund process </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. New TLDs <ul><li>Grants may be made available to cover some application fees based on applicant need. </li></ul><ul><li>Applicants must meet pre-defined technical standards, all consensus policies (past and present) </li></ul><ul><li>String checks will be applied (approval process includes public and government consultation) </li></ul>
  8. 8. New TLDs <ul><li>String criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>not visually or phonetically confusingly similar to existing strings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>not infringe the rights of a third party </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>not cause technical issues (i.e. “.exe” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>not contrary to public policy, morality or deceptive </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. New TLDs <ul><li>String Criteria (cont) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>not reserved per RFC 2026 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New DRP to cover trademark interests </li></ul><ul><li>Applicants must use registrars </li></ul><ul><li>Allocated on a FCFC, “grant as you go” basis </li></ul>
  10. 10. New TLDs <ul><li>Will use frame agreement to bring basic consistency to registry agreements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>proposed 10 year term for new agreements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>renewal expectancy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sanctions and termination rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>adherence to IDN standards </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. New TLDs <ul><li>adherence to IDN standards </li></ul><ul><li>ICANN may refer to national authorities to ensure compliance wrt market or pricing power </li></ul><ul><li>ICANN should take consistent approach wrt registry fees taking into account regional, economic and business models </li></ul>
  12. 12. questions [email_address] 416.828.8783