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[council] Revised and final version of the Issues Report on Domain Tasting

  • To: "'Council GNSO'" <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [council] Revised and final version of the Issues Report on Domain Tasting
  • From: "Maria Farrell" <maria.farrell@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 16:55:05 +0100
  • Sender: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Thread-index: AceunGAGkaUNEB6jQiCoI2AXQg1qlg==

Dear Council members,
Following Chuck Gomes' factual corrections to the informational introduction
of the Issues Report on Domain Tasting, I have revised the report and am
re-submitting it to the Council. 
Please find attached the revised and final version of the Issues Report on
Domain Tasting produced by ICANN staff and originally submitted to Council
on 29 May, 2007. Details of factual corrections made to the 29 May version
are in Annex 3 of this document. 
Many thanks to Chuck for his corrections (His email is copied below, FYI). 
Best regards, Maria Farrell 


From: Gomes, Chuck [mailto:cgomes@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 10:02 PM
To: Maria Farrell; Council GNSO
Subject: RE: [council] Issues Report on Domain Tasting

Thanks Maria and all of the staff who worked together to produce this
report.  I have a few comments that, although not material with regard to
the staff recommendations in the report, I think are important for all to
understand as the report is considered.
Section 1.1 Definitions Add Grace Period (AGP)
Please note that the following statement in the 3rd paragraph is misleading:
"When a name is deleted by the registry during this period, money on deposit
with the registry is refunded to the registrar."  First of all, at least
with regard to .com and .net registrations but likely with other gTLDs as
well, it is very rare for a registrar to have 'money on deposit' with the
registry.  This is an important point for at least two reasons: 1) some
people think that registries benefit financially from new registrations that
are deleted in the 5-day add-grace period (AGP) and that is simply not true;
2) refunds are not required because it is simply a matter of crediting a
registrars account - there is no exchange of money, only adjustments to
credit limits that are back upped by instruments such as letters of credit.
Section 1.2  Background
Whereas the general information provided in this section seems fine, there
are a few details that are missing:


        In response to customer (registrar and registrant) concerns and in
cooperation with ICANN staff, Network Solutions (now VeriSign) implemented
the AGP for .com, .net and .org within the first year of the original ICANN
agreement for those gTLDs, but the agreement was never amended to include
the requirement.

        When the .com, .net and .org registry agreements were re-executed in
2001, the AGP requirement was included along with other grace period

        When the first gTLDs were added, the AGP requirement was included in
the associated registry agreements.

Section 3.2  Issue Background


        The 6th bullet starts out, ". . . Chuck Gomes of VeriSign stated
during ICANN's June 2006 meeting that AGP was instituted at the agreement of
registrars and registries: . . . "  It's a minor point, but there was only
one registry at that time.

Chuck Gomes
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From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Maria Farrell
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 11:55 AM
To: 'Council GNSO'
Subject: [council] Issues Report on Domain Tasting

Dear Council members,
Attached is the Issues Report on Domain Name Tasting requested by the
At-Large Advisory Committee on 9 May
> ).
Best regards, 
Maria Farrell


Attachment: FINAL REVISED GNSO Issues Report on Domain Tasting 13 June 2007 CLEAN.doc
Description: MS-Word document

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