FW: [ga] Registerfly & Data Escrow
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- Subject: FW: [ga] Registerfly & Data Escrow
- From: "Nevett, Jonathon" <jnevett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 10:42:56 -0500
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- Thread-topic: [ga] Registerfly & Data Escrow
<My question to you: Is the registrar community generally in compliance
with data escrow provisions,
<or do we still have a major problem that remains unaddressed by ICANN's
Let me field this one.
Just so we are on the same page, Section 3.6 of the RAA provides for the
"During the Term of this Agreement, on a schedule, under the terms, and
in the format specified by ICANN, Registrar shall submit an electronic
copy of the database . . . to ICANN or, at Registrar's election and at
its expense, to a reputable escrow agent . . . ."
Every registrar currently is in technical compliance with this provision
because ICANN has never implemented a schedule, terms, or a format of
the escrow arrangement. Notwithstanding, reputable registrars have
implemented escrow-type arrangements on their own in order to protect
Over the past year or so, ICANN has been discussing implementing the
schedule, terms, and format for a registrar escrow arrangement. On
behalf of Network Solutions, I provided comments on the draft in June
2006, but I believe only one other registrar provided comments.
Hopefully, the RegisterFly situation is a wake-up call to ICANN and the
registrar community to get together to implement an appropriate escrow
arrangement. I also hope it is a wake-up call to the registrant
community to be very careful in making purchasing decisions.
Registrants should only buy registration services from reputable
Chair, ICANN Registrar Constituency