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[council] Call for Volunteers: Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group Members - Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part D

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  • Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:25:09 -0800
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Call for Volunteers: Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group Members - 
Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part D

In Brief

The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council seeks volunteers to 
serve on a Working Group that will address issues related to the transfer of 
domain names between registrars. After investigating and considering specific 
issues (detailed below), the Working Group is expected to recommend how to 
handle these issues, which could include proposals for changes to the existing 
Inter-Registrar Transfer 
Policy<http://archive.icann.org/en/transfers/policy-12jul04.htm> (a consensus 
policy adopted in 2004).

What This Group Will Do

The initial tasks of the group will be to consider the following six 
questions[1] and make relevant recommendations to the GNSO Council:

a)      Whether reporting requirements for registries and dispute providers 
should be 
developed, in order to make precedent and trend information 
available to the 
community and allow reference to past cases in dispute 

b)      Whether additional provisions should be included in the TDRP (Transfer 
Dispute Resolution Policy) on how to handle disputes when multiple transfers 

c)      Whether dispute options for registrants should be developed and 
implemented as
part of the policy (registrants currently depend on registrars 
to initiate a dispute on 
their behalf);

d)      Whether requirements or best practices should be put into place for 
registrars to make information on transfer dispute resolution options available 
to registrants;

e)      Whether existing penalties for policy violations are sufficient or if 
additional provisions/penalties for specific violations should be added into 
the policy;

f)       Whether the universal adoption and implementation of EPP AuthInfo 
codes has eliminated the need of FOAs.

How This Group Will Work

ICANN Working Groups use transparent, open processes. The meetings of this WG 
will be recorded, and the recordings will be available to the public. The 
mailing list for the IRTP Part D WG will be archived publicly. Working Group 
members are expected to submit Statements of Interest (SOI). The group will 
collaborate using a public workspace. The Working Group is expected to follow 
the GNSO Working Group 

How to Join

The Council invites interested parties to provide names of expected 
participants who can then be added to the WG mailing list. The GNSO Council may 
also invite stakeholders and experts to join. Participants in the Working Group 
that addressed IRTP Part C are especially encouraged to apply. Community 
members who wish to be invited to join the group should contact the GNSO 
 (gnso.secretariat@xxxxxxxxx). This WG is already forming; please apply 

The Inter‐Registrar Transfer 
 (IRTP) is a consensus policy adopted in 2004 to provide a straightforward 
procedure for domain name holders to transfer domain names between registrars. 
An overall review of this policy identified areas that require clarification or 
improvement. At its meeting on 17 January 2013, the Generic Names Supporting 
Organization (GNSO) Council passed a resolution chartering a Policy Development 
Process (PDP) Working Group (WG) to address the topic of Inter-Registrar 
Transfer Policies (IRTP) Part D. Because the initial review identified a wide 
range of issues related to transferring domain names, the issues have been 
categorized into subsets. This Working Group will tackle the issues referred to 
as “Part D”.

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat


[1] See the final Issue Report on the IRTP Part 
D<http://gnso.icann.org/en/issues/issue-report-irtp-d-08jan13-en.pdf> for 
further details on each of these issues.

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