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[ga] Public Comment: Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery

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  • Subject: [ga] Public Comment: Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery
  • From: Glen de Saint Géry <Glen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 16:23:59 -0700

Public Comment: Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery

20 August 2009
Input requested

The Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery Working Group that was launched 
following the adoption of its charter by the GNSO Council on 24 June 2009 is 
requesting your input to inform its deliberations to answer the questions 
outlined below. In addition to your views on these questions, the Working Group 
is particularly interested in receiving supporting data and information related 
to the questions outlined below. Any information to help quantify the problem 
or information on specific situations that you are aware of that might be 
addressed as part of these questions, would be appreciated. 


To what extent should registrants be able to reclaim their domain names after 
they expire? At issue is whether the current policies on the renewal, transfer 
and deletion of expired domain names are adequate. To this end, the GNSO 
Council initiated a Policy Development Process (PDP) on 24 June 2009 and 
chartered a Working Group to answer the following questions: 

Whether adequate opportunity exists for registrants to redeem their expired 
domain names; 
Whether expiration-related provisions in typical registration agreements are 
clear and conspicuous enough; 
Whether adequate notice exists to alert registrants of upcoming expirations; 
Whether additional measures need to be implemented to indicate that once a 
domain name enters the Auto-Renew Grace Period, it has expired (e.g., hold 
status, a notice on the site with a link to information on how to renew, or 
other options to be determined); 
Whether to allow the transfer of a domain name during the Redemption Grace 
Period (RGP). 
Background documents / links

GNSO Issues Report on Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery 
Translations of the GNSO Issues Report on Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery: 
Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery Working Group Wiki: 
Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery Working Group Mailing List Archives: 
ICANN Glossary - http://www.icann.org/en/general/glossary.htm 
Staff responsible: Marika Konings 

Deadline and how to submit comments:

Comments are welcome via e-mail to pednr-wg-questions@xxxxxxxxx until 10 
September 2009. 

Access to the public comment forum from which comments can be posted can be 
found at http://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/public-comment-200909.html#pednr

An archive of all comments received will be publicly posted at 

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat

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