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[bc-gnso] DRAFT FOR REVIEW: BC comment on New gTLD Registry Agreement

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  • Subject: [bc-gnso] DRAFT FOR REVIEW: BC comment on New gTLD Registry Agreement
  • From: Steve DelBianco <sdelbianco@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:57:55 +0000

Attached is a draft comment from the BC regarding ICANN's call for comments on 
New gTLD Registry Agreement 
(<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/closed-generic-05feb13-en.htm>link<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/base-agreement-05feb13-en.htm>).
   This comment period closes 20-Mar.

As discussed on our member call this week, this draft does not propose any 
changes to previous BC positions.   Instead, the attached comment applies prior 
BC positions to 4 aspects of the proposed new registry agreement:

Specification 11: Public Interest Commitments

Base Agreement Article 4: Transition of Registry upon termination of Agreement

Base Agreement Article 7: Amendments to the Registry Agreement

Specification 5: Reserving Country and Territory Names at the Second Level

These comments are based upon prior positions adopted by the BC in accordance 
with its charter. Three BC position documents are cited here:

Implementation Improvements request to ICANN Board of Directors and CEO, 
Feb-2012  
(link<http://www.bizconst.org/Positions-Statements/BC%20request%20for%20implementation%20improvements.pdf>)

BC Comments on New gTLD Applicant Guidebook – April 2011 Discussion Draft, 
May-2011  
(link<http://www.bizconst.org/Positions-Statements/BC+on+Final+App+Guidebook+May+2011+v3.pdf>)

BC Position on Process for Amendments to new gTLD Registry Agreements, Apr-2010 
(link<http://www.bizconst.org/Positions-Statements/BC_on_TLD_contract_amendments.pdf>)

We are taking comments on this draft until midnight 19-Mar and plan to submit 
on 20-Mar.  In my view, there is no requirement for formal voting since the BC 
is not taking any new positions in this draft.

However, if 10% of BC membership proposes written changes to the prior 
positions expressed here, we'll hold a call to consider changing the BC 
position.  Any vote to change would require a majority vote of BC members.   
(see Charter section 7.3)

--
Steve DelBianco
Executive Director
NetChoice
http://www.NetChoice.org and http://blog.netchoice.org
+1.202.420.7482

Attachment: BC Comment on new gTLD Registry Agreement [v1].docx
Description: BC Comment on new gTLD Registry Agreement [v1].docx



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