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RE: [registrars] Revised Registry Approval Process

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  • Subject: RE: [registrars] Revised Registry Approval Process
  • From: "Tim Ruiz" <tim@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 12:06:31 -0500
  • Importance: Normal
  • Sender: owner-registrars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Bruce, Tom, and Ross,

The term "ICANN" is used throughout the process description. What does
that mean? If it means the ICANN Staff, then that should be made clear
at the outset of the document. 

Step 4 reads: 
"ICANN may seek expert advice during the preliminary determination
period (from entities or persons subject to confidentiality agreements)
on the competition, Security or Stability implications of the registry
service in order to make its "preliminary determination." To the extent
ICANN determines to disclose confidential information to any such
experts, it will provide notice to Registry Operator (or sponsoring
organisation) of the identity of the expert(s) and the information it
intends to convey." 

This section should read that "ICANN must seek expert advice." Or at the
very least, that "ICANN should seek expert advice." And Expert Advice
should then be defined. 

I see this as the most critical part of the process. If a misjudgment
is made at this step the rest of the process is moot and the ICANN
Staff finds itself embroiled in another mess. This step should not be
fast-tracked. Given past events, I can't imagine why the Staff, the
Board, or anyone would want this step to work any other way.

Regarding the Registrars' Constituency statement, that was never voted
on by the members, correct? 

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [registrars] Revised Registry Approval Process
From: "Bruce Tonkin" <Bruce.Tonkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, May 17, 2005 1:50 pm
To: registrars@xxxxxxxx

Hello All,

A new draft of the proposed process for approving changes to gtld
registry agreements is available for review.  

Second draft of Registry Approval Process

Marked up copy of Second draft of Registry Approval Process

Please pass on any comments to the registrars list or one of the
registrar reps on the GNSO Council (Ross Rader, Tom Keller, Bruce

If there are no substantive comments in the next couple of weeks, the
draft will be posted to the ICANN website for formal public comment,
before further review by the GNSO Council.  Registrars will of course be
able to submit individual comments at that time.

See below.

Bruce Tonkin 

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