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RE: [council] Registry Operators

  • To: "Adrian Kinderis" <adrian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Council GNSO" <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [council] Registry Operators
  • From: "Gomes, Chuck" <cgomes@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 09:41:39 -0400
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  • Thread-topic: [council] Registry Operators

Good questions Adrian.  Maybe someone from the BC can clarify.
If I read the BC charter paragraph you copied below correctly, it
doesn't seem to exclude not-for-profit registries or registrars; is that
correct?  Also, it doesn't seem to exclude for-profit organizations that
are planning to become registries or registrars until such time that
they do, i.e., when they execute a registry or registar agreement with
ICANN; is that also correct?
A live example that relates to these questions involves the proposed
City TLD Constituency (Interest Group).  Dirk raised this issue in the
RyC meeting in Sydney.  Would they be able to be a part of the BC until
such time that they execute a registry agreement?  They are able to
participate as observers in the RyC and are already doing that.


        From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Adrian Kinderis
        Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 3:35 AM
        To: Council GNSO
        Subject: [council] Registry Operators

        Quick question;


        Where do Registry Operators fit in the "new" GNSO? That is,
those that perform back end Registry Services for new gTLD  Applicants
(or Registries) and potentially ccTLD Managers...


        Are they able to form a Constituency under the Commercial
Stakeholder Group? Clearly they are not able to be under the
"Contracted" Party House as they have no contract with ICANN.


        I note from the proposed BC charter;


        3.2. Specificity* 

        In keeping with the selective membership criteria of other GNSO
constituencies, the Business Constituency represents the interests of a
specific sector of Internet users. The purpose of the Constituency is to
represent the interests of businesses using the Internet for, in its
broad sense, electronic commerce with customers. 

        To avoid conflicts of interest, this typically excludes
for-profit entities whose primary relationship with ICANN is as a domain
name service provider, such as a registry or registrar, as well as from
other groups whose interests may not be aligned with business users.




        Adrian Kinderis


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