Non-PDP - Uniformity of Contracts to Address Registration Abuse

Last Updated: 9 June 2014

Summary:

This activity is in response to a request by the GNSO Council for an Issue Report on the topic of Uniformity of Contracts, per one of several recommendations flowing from the Registration Abuse Policies Working Group (RAPWG). The RAPWG was tasked by the GNSO Council with defining abuse, making a determination between registration abuse versus use abuse, defining the most common forms of abuse, and understanding the effectiveness of abuse provisions within agreements in order to identify and recommend specific policy issues and processes for further consideration by the GNSO Council.

The objective for this effort is 'to evaluate whether a minimum baseline of registration abuse provisions should be created for all in scope ICANN agreements, and if created, how such language would be structured to address the most common forms of registration abuse'.

Status:

Status Initiation

Web Presence:

  • Wiki – TBD
  • Email Archive – TBD

Responsible Staff Member:

  • Rob Hoggarth

GNSO Resolution on the Creation of an Issue Report:

Adopted on: 6 October 2011

Summary: RESOLVED, in response to the recommendation on Uniformity of Contracts, the GNSO Council requests an Issue Report to evaluate whether a minimum baseline of registration abuse provisions should be created for all in scope ICANN agreements, and if created, how such language would be structured to address the most common forms of registration abuse. …..… [see link for details]

Preliminary Issue Report:

Submitted on: 25 July 2012

Final Issue Report:

Submitted on: 21 September 2012

GNSO Resolution on the Initiation of the PDP:

Rejected on: 15 November 2012

Summary: The motion to initiate a PDP was voted against at the 15 NOV 2012 GNSO Council Meeting. This issue has been removed from the GNSO Council's agenda.