PDP - Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Development Process – Transfer Denial Clarification

Last Updated: 9 June 2014

Archived Project 2008

Summary:

The Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) aims to provide a straight forward procedure for domain name holders to transfer their names from one ICANN accredited registrar to another should they wish to do so. The policy also provides standardized requirements for registrar handling of such transfer requests from domain name holders. The policy is an existing community consensus policy that was implemented in late 2004 and is now being reviewed by the GNSO.

Below you will find the chronology of the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy initiation of the Policy Development Process. Specifically, the community required clarification of Transfer Denial reasons and the GNSO Council requested a separate Issue Report in parallel to the IRTP PDP initiation.

Status:

Working Group Status

Web Presence:

Responsible Staff Member:

  • Olof Nordling

GNSO Resolution on the Initiation of the Issue:

Adopted on: 20 September 2007

  • Whereas the GNSO Working Group on Inter-registrar Domain Transfers Policy Review (Transfers WG) has completed its work, and;
  • Whereas, the Transfers WG has provided a series of reports to the GNSO Council for its consideration,

Be it resolved that;

  • The GNSO Council will issue the working group report entitled "Advisory Concerning Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy" for constituency and community review and comment for a period of no less than 14 days, and;
    • pursuant to this comment period, all material commentary will be summarized and reviewed by Council
    • pursuant to the review by Council that the current, or an amended form of this report be provided to Staff for posting to the ICANN web site as a community advisory.
  • Pursuant to section 1.b of Annex A of ICANN's Bylaws, that the GNSO Council initiate the formal GNSO Policy Development Process by requesting the creation of an issues report evaluating issues raised by the working group document "Points of Clarification Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy.
  • That the GNSO Council form a short-term planning group to analyse and prioritize the policy issues raised in the report "Communication to GNSO on Policy Issues Arising from Transfer Review" before the Council further considers a PDP on any of the work discussed in the report

http://gnso.icann.org/en/resolutions#200709

Issues Report on Clarifications to the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy:

Submitted on: 19 October 2007

Initial Issues Report on Clarifications to the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy:

Submitted on: 17 March 2008

Final Issues Report on Clarifications to the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy:

Submitted on: 4 June 2008

GNSO Resolution on the Initiation of Working Group:

Adopted on: 25 June 2008

20080625-1

Whereas,

The Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) is an existing consensus policy under review by the GNSO,

The PDP regarding Clarification of Reasons for Denial has reached the deliberation stage, following the issue if a Final Report dated 9 April 2008, and a drafting group was launched by the Council on 17 April 2008 to propose new provision texts for the four denial reasons addressed (numbers 5, 7, 8 and 9 in the IRTP), [See Link for Details]

The GNSO Council RESOLVES:

To consider denial reasons number 5 and 7 within the context of the foreseen PDP for Issue Set C, while withdrawing them from the current PDP on Clarification of Reasons for Denial, [See Link for Details]

http://gnso.icann.org/en/resolutions/#200806

Final Issues Report on Clarifications to the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy:

Submitted on: 15 September 2008

GNSO Resolution on the Initiation of the PDP:

Adopted on: 10 October 2008

20081016-2

Motion on Amendment to the Council Resolution on the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Denial Definitions Policy Development Process (PDP) moved by Chuck Gomes and seconded by Avri Doria

Whereas:

On 4 September 2008, the GNSO Council adopted a Recommendation concluding a Policy Development Process (PDP) to clarify four of the nine transfer denial reasons enumerated in the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy;

The ensuing public comment period rendered a comment identifying a possibility to misinterpret a part of the proposed text for Denial Reason #9, notably the words "or transfer to the Registrar of Record";

The GNSO Council, in consultation with members of the drafting group for this PDP, has found it appropriate to delete these words from the proposed text for Denial Reason #9;

Resolved:

That Denial reason #9 in which the current text reads:

A domain name is within 60 days (or a lesser period to be determined) after being transferred (apart from being transferred back to the original Registrar in cases where both Registrars so agree and/or where a decision in the dispute resolution process so directs).

Be amended to read:

A domain name is within 60 days (or a lesser period to be determined) after being transferred (apart from being transferred back to the original Registrar in cases where both Registrars so agree and/or where a decision in the dispute resolution process so directs). "Transferred" shall only mean that an inter-registrar transfer has occurred in accordance with the procedures of this policy.

http://gnso.icann.org/en/resolutions/#200810

Implementation Details:

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Additional Information:

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