PDP - Post Expiration Domain Name Recovery Policy Development Process

Last Updated: 9 June 2014

Summary:

This GNSO Policy Development Process Working Group addressed questions in relation to what extent should registrants be able to reclaim their domain names after they expire? At issue was whether the current policies of registrars on the renewal, transfer and deletion of expired domain names were adequate. After reviewing current registrar and ICANN practices regarding domain name expiration, renewal, and post-expiration recovery, the group made recommendations for new or changes to existing consensus policy and/or best practices that addressed questions such as: Are expiration-related provisions in registration agreements clear and conspicuous enough? Does adequate notice exist to alert registrants of upcoming expirations? Do registrants have adequate opportunity to redeem their expired domain names?

Status:

PEDNR Status

Web Presence:

Responsible Staff Member:

  • Marika Konings

Issue Report:

Submitted on: 5 December 2008

GNSO Resolution on the Initiation of the PDP:

Adopted on: 24 JUNE 2009

Whereas:

The GNSO council has decided to initiate a PDP on Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery (PEDNR); and

The GNSO council had decided against initiating a Task force as defined in the bylaw;

The GNSO Council RESOLVES

To form a Working Group composed of Constituency representatives as well as interested stakeholders in order to develop potential policy and/or best practices to address the issues covered, while seeking additional information as appropriate to inform the work. The WG will also be open to invited experts and to members or representatives of the ICANN Advisory Committees, whether acting in their own right or as representatives of their AC.

https://community.icann.org/display/gnsocouncilmeetings/Motions+24+June+2009

Working Group Charter:

Adopted on: 24 June 2009

Working Group Initial Report:

Submitted on: 31 May 2010

Working Group Proposed Final Report:

Submitted on: 21 February 2011

Working Group Final Report:

Submitted on: 13 June 2011

GNSO Adoption of the Final Report:

Adopted on: 21 July 2011

  • Summary: On 21 July 2011 the GNSO Council unanimously adopted the recommendations of the PEDNR Final Report, which included amongst others….[see link for full details]
  • Resolution

Public Comment Prior to ICANN Board Consideration:

Adopted on: 15 August 2011

ICANN Board Resolution Text:

Adopted on: 28 October 2011

Implementation Details:

Additional Information: