URS issues and concerns
Dear ICANN: I am writing in regard to the Proposed Renewal of .TRAVEL Sponsored TLD Registry Agreement issued for public comment on May 12, 2015. I am strongly opposed to the inclusion of a modified version of the new gTLD rights protection mechanisms in Specification 7 of the proposed RA, especially Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS). All the new gTLD RPMs were implementation details of the new gTLD program and are not ICANN consensus policies applicable to all registries and registrars. The URS can become a consensus policy only after a full policy development process (PDP) engaged in by the entire ICANN community of stakeholders. The ICANN community has not even received the new gTLD RPM Issues Report that staff will be providing to the GNSO in September 2015. Imposing URS on an incumbent gTLD via the contracting process is an absolutely unacceptable staff intervention into the policymaking process. Approval of this draft contract would constitute top-down, staff-driven policymaking in direct violation of ICANN’s stated commitment to the bottom-up, private sector led policy development process. Therefore, the .Travel renewal RA should be referred for Board consideration only after Specification 7/URS has been removed from the agreement, along with all other provisions derived from the new gTLD RA that are not established consensus policies applicable to incumbent gTLDs. Thank you for your consideration of my views. Sincerely, Chad Folkening- President, Global Ventures [image: Globalventures] <http://www.contrib.com/> Chad Folkening / CEO/Founder chad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <chad@xxxxxxxxx> / 1-317-414-3751 Global Ventures - Contrib, BidTellect, eCorp 777 East Atlantic Ave Suite 301, Delray Beach, FLORIDA 33483 http://www.GlobalVentures.com [image: Facebook] <https://www.facebook.com/interactions?fref=ts&ref=br_tf>[image: Twitter] <https://twitter.com/contrib>[image: Google Plus] <https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCkQFjAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fplus.google.com%2F%2Bchadfolkening&ei=DvDnVMSAHYXNmwWS44LYAQ&usg=AFQjCNEl7GvQbZtuhHNReQG6zQHAH0mvNw&sig2=e1Lybo3ccCzHfdf0aFO1Og>[image: Linkedin] <http://www.linkedin.com/in/globalventures/en>[image: skype] <https://htmlsig.com/signatures/ecorpcom> This e-mail message may contain confidential or legally privileged information and is intended only for the use of the intended recipient(s). Any unauthorized disclosure, dissemination, distribution, copying or the taking of any action in reliance on the information herein is prohibited. E-mails are not secure and cannot be guaranteed to be error free as they can be intercepted, amended, or contain viruses. Anyone who communicates with us by e-mail is deemed to have accepted these risks. Company Name is not responsible for errors or omissions in this message and denies any responsibility for any damage arising from the use of e-mail. Any opinion and other statement contained in this message and any attachment are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the company.