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[council] FW: URS follow-up

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  • From: "Jonathan Robinson" <jonathan.robinson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 22:44:48 +0100
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Please be aware of the following note from Olof Nordling when we next
consider the URS and associated issues.




From: Olof Nordling [mailto:olof.nordling@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 21 October 2012 15:33
To: jonathan.robinson@xxxxxxxxxx
Cc: Kurt Pritz
Subject: URS follow-up


Dear Jonathan,

Congratulations to your recent election as GNSO Council Chair and many
thanks to you and to all Council members for the constructive discussions we
had on URS matters on 18 October! The willingness to consider a drafting
team to address URS implementation questions and issues is much appreciated.


The subsequent URS session the same day in Toronto proved most interesting.
In addition to presentations from NAF and WIPO as  potential URS providers,
we had the advantage of a very late addition to the agenda - a presentation
from a "new entrant", Intersponsive, intending to respond to the RFI with a
proposal within the target fee, although with some adjustments of the URS
provisions. Also NAF clarified that they would be able to stay within the
target fee, provided reasonable limitations could be established to the
current translation requirements and to the number of domain names covered
by a single complaint. 


I realize that you and other Council members couldn't attend this session,
as it partially overlapped with the GNSO Council session, but the recording
is available at
http://audio.icann.org/meetings/toronto2012/urs-18oct12-en.mp3. Furthermore,
there are a number of relevant documents posted on our recently established
URS web page at http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/urs, notably
contributions from NAF, WIPO and CAC, with considerations, proposals, some
costing aspects and, most importantly, questions needing to be resolved (the
NAF contribution is of particular interest in that regard).


I believe these recent developments further clarifies the need for a
drafting team to establish realistic implementation measures based on the
URS text. I look forward to further contacts with you and the Council on
this matter in the near future.


Very best regards




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