[council] Domain Tasting
As mentioned briefly at the GNSO Council meeting in Lisbon, the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) is in the process of submitting a request for an Issues Report from ICANN staff on the subject of Domain Tasting - specifically the exploitation of the 5-day (or 120 hour) Add Grace Period during which a domain can be deleted (among other things) for a full credit of registration charges.
In order to maximize the chances for a properly framed Issues report and ultimately a successful PDP (if deemed necessary), it has been recommended that the ALAC seek support from interested GNSO constituencies including their views of why the domain tasting policy should be changed, the positive or negative effects of such a change, and how such a change falls under the scope of the GNSO PDP (http://www.icann.org/general/bylaws.htm#AnnexA) and Consensus Policies as defined in Registry agreements.
Our intent is to have a draft request for an Issues Report ready by April 23, and the request finalized by April 30. I therefore request your input with due haste.
Alan Greenberg ALAC Liaison to the GNSO