RE: [council] A workshop to discuss solutions to the contention problem amongst registrars when domain names are made available for registration by a gTLD registry
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- Subject: RE: [council] A workshop to discuss solutions to the contention problem amongst registrars when domain names are made available for registration by a gTLD registry
- From: "Bruce Tonkin" <Bruce.Tonkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 16:04:56 +1100
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- Thread-topic: [council] A workshop to discuss solutions to the contention problem amongst registrars when domain names are made available for registration by a gTLD registry
As a follow up, I believe the plan is to present the outcomes of the
workshop during the GNSO public forum. Note the workshop is not making
decisions, but is attempting to identify possible solutions that have
sufficient support for further work on the details.
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> Subject: [council] A workshop to discuss solutions to the
> contention problem amongst registrars when domain names are
> made available for registration by a gTLD registry
> Hello All,
> For information, the registrars constituency with the support
> of ICANN is holding a workshop in Cape Town to discuss
> solutions to the problem of contention for domain names made
> available by a gTLD registry (i.e.,
> the deleted names or batch pool market). Council members may wish to
> inform their constituencies of this workshop, and each
> constituency may choose to nominate a person to ICANN to
> attend the workshop.
> See below.
> Bruce Tonkin
> Registrar Constituency Workshop: Announcement and Call for Papers
> Workshop Purpose
> Jointly sponsored by the Registrar Constituency and ICANN to
> develop solutions to the contention for domain names made
> available by a gTLD registry (i.e., the deleted names or
> batch pool market).
> Date: 1 Dec 2004, two hours in duration, precise time to be announced.
> Location: ICANN Meeting, Cape Town, South Africa, room to be
> Due date for papers: 24 Nov 2004
> When a domain name is cancelled, the registry releases the
> domain name for re-registration following a redemption grace
> period and a notice period of pending delete. In many cases
> there is more than one entity that wishes to re-register the
> domain. The time at which a particular domain name will be
> available for re-registration is known to registrars. This
> causes contention at the registry, with many registrars
> sending add commands to seek to register the name at the same
> time. This process is an inefficient use of both registry and
> registrar resources.
> This problem has been most noticeable for the com/net
> registry due to its large volume of names, but may equally
> apply to other registries as the number of names under
> management grows.
> The purpose of the workshop is to receive industry input on
> possible long-term solutions to the contention problem. This
> discussion is also timely because the contention problem also
> applies at the time a new TLD is created, and a new set of
> domain names becomes available for registration. Therefore,
> the workshop results and ensuing steps will become part of
> the process for introducing new TLDs.
> The workshop will not discuss the various mechanisms
> introduced by some registrars for re-allocating registered
> domain names after expiry to different registrants, and the
> workshop will not discuss the proposed WLS service. Although
> these mechanisms may limit the number of names that are made
> available for re-registration, domain names will still be
> released by the registry for re-registration, and thus the
> contention problem will still exist.
> The agenda will consist of short presentations (10 minutes
> each) from those wishing to present a proposal, followed by
> discussion, with the aim to identify via straw poll the most
> favored solution for further work. The workshop will be run
> in the style of IETF meetings where written proposals are
> discussed prior to converging on a particular solution.
> All those wishing to present MUST submit a paper in advance
> (not later than 24 Nov 2004). All submitted papers will be
> published in advance so that workshop participants may read
> the papers in advance and consider questions in advance.
> The meeting will be co-chaired by the Registrar Constituency
> and ICANN.
> Representatives from other constituencies may be invited; the
> list of invitees is being determined.
> Papers should be submitted to Registrar Constituency Chair
> Bhavin Turakhia [bhavin.t@xxxxxxxxxxx] and ICANN Chief
> Registrar Liaison Tim Cole [cole@xxxxxxxxx]. Questions should
> be addressed to those individuals.
> The meeting will probably occur the afternoon of 1 December,
> the precise time depending upon room availability. The time
> will be settled within the next several days.