[council] GNSO Initial Report on Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy: Clarification of Reasons for Denial - Call for Comments
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GNSO Initial Report on Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy: Clarification of
Reasons for Denial
17 March 2008
The GNSO Initial Report on Inter/Registrar Transfer Policy:
Clarification of Reasons for Denial [PDF, 229K] has been posted for
In September 2007, a report into the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy
(the rules for transfer of domain names between registrars) asked ICANN
to draw up an Issues Report to review possible changes. Four clauses in
the policy were identified as being unclear when it came to denying a
transfer, something that had led to a variation in practices between
The Issues Report [pdf]
went into greater overall detail and was then put out for comment to the
GNSO's constituencies. That process is captured in an Initial Report
which is now being put out for public comment as the first step in a
Policy Development Process (PDP) per ICANN's bylaws, see:
The report concludes that there is general support for more work being
done on clarifying the language in the policy. Some suggested wording
for those changes is contained in the constituency comments in an
appendix at the end of the Initial Report.
Comments are sought specifically on the interpretation and phrasing of
the four reasons for transfer denials, as further elaborated in the report.
A summary/analysis of comments to this public comment period will form
part of a final report to the GNSO Council near the end of April.
The Final Report will then form the basis of discussion by the GNSO
Council toward possible changes.
The comment period will be from 18 March 2008 to 7 April 2008.
Comments may be submitted by email to: <transfer-policy-2008@xxxxxxxxx>
Comments may be viewed at:
Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN