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[registrars] FW: Invitation to join the Transfer Assistance Group

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  • Subject: [registrars] FW: Invitation to join the Transfer Assistance Group
  • From: "Elana Broitman" <ebroitman@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 16:06:54 -0400
  • Sender: owner-registrars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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  • Thread-topic: Invitation to join the Transfer Assistance Group

Dear Registrars - Please note that 4 registrars have been invited by ICANN to participate in the Transfers Assistance Group: Paul Westley, Ross Rader, Bruce Tonkin, and myself.  As you can see below, this is only an advisory group, not charged with policy making or implementation.  As such, under Registrar Constituency bylaws, it did not require a formal eleciton.  The bylaws call for election to task forces, ExCom and the GNSO Council.

However, I see no reason not to make sure that various registrars - even if not directly participating in the TAG - would not have a voice.  While ICANN explicitly does not  ask the group to gather concensus, the RC members of the group can confer with the constituency on issues and include these various points of view in the advice offered to ICANN.

Best regards,

Elana Broitman

-----Original Message-----
From: Tina Dam [mailto:dam@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 3:59 PM
To: Jeff.Neuman@xxxxxxxxxxxx; Charles A Gomes;
bruce.tonkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Ross Rader; Elana Broitman; 'Paul
Westley'; roessler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx;
Subject: Invitation to join the Transfer Assistance Group

Dear All,
ICANN Staff is currently forming the Transfer Assistance Group (TAG) to
assist with the implementation of the Transfer Policies. Accordingly ICANN
staff would like to invite you to participate in this group. 

The TAG is being formed as ICANN staff is in the process of implementing the
29 consensus policy recommendations from the report of the GNSO Council's
Transfer Task Force, and as approved by the ICANN Board. The final report
can be found at http://www.icann.org/gnso/transfers-tf/report-12feb03.htm.

The members of the Transfers Assistance Group should expect to assist in the
implementation of the 29 policies as approved by the Board. I would like to
specifically note that the effort of the TAG is not the place for re-arguing
decisions already made, nor is it an advocacy platform at all; it is
intended to be a way to assist ICANN Staff in the implementation of the
policies already approved by the Board, and hence to help in making the
process of implementing these policies more effective. The TAG members are
naturally free to take any positions on any subjects, including this one, in
other fora, but this group is intended specifically to help the ICANN Staff
to flesh out the Transfer Policies, and nothing more.

The TAG group is not intended to be a vehicle for determining or recording
community-wide consensus.  It will consist of a sufficiently diverse set of
people that will reflect a broad range of potential views, but what is
sought here is the personal assistance of particular people in helping the
ICANN Staff to implement the transfer policies in registry contracts,
registrar contracts and elsewhere as appropriate.

So, just to make this point clear, this group is not charged with
undertaking any outreach or consensus development itself; its only charge is
to provide, from its members as a group, input and assistance to ICANN

The first meeting of the TAG will be a teleconference and is scheduled for
August 25, 2003. The second meeting will be held in person for those
individuals that can attend, and is planned for September 11, 2003 in
connection with the registrar and registry constituency meetings in Marina
Del Rey, California. Specific agenda as well as dial-in information for the
first meeting will be provided as soon as possible.

I am looking forward to your reply to this invitation and would like to
specify that ICANN Staff would very much appreciate your participation, due
to the tremendous work you already have performed in connection with the
development of the Transfer Policies.

Also if you have any questions, comments or concerns please don't hesitate
to give me a call anytime. 

Best regards,

Tina Dam

Chief gTLD Registry Liaison

Office: +1-310-301-5838
Cell:   +1-310-862-2026

MSN: tam200x@xxxxxxxxxxx

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