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Re: [ga] ICANN Board can intervene to stop domain tasting for 1 year

  • To: George Kirikos <gkirikos@xxxxxxxxx>, ICANN Domain name tasting <domain-tasting-2008@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [ga] ICANN Board can intervene to stop domain tasting for 1 year
  • From: "Jeffrey A. Williams" <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2008 21:36:37 -0800

George and all,

  Well lets hope that the Bod takes appropriate action ASAP.
I am not holding my breath that they will however...


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George Kirikos wrote:

> Hi folks (especially lurking ICANN Board members),
> According to the Registrar Accreditation Agreement, section 4.3.4:
> http://www.icann.org/registrars/ra-agreement-17may01.htm
> "4.3.4 A specification or policy established by the ICANN Board of
> Directors on a temporary basis, without a prior recommendation by the
> council of an ICANN Supporting Organization, shall also be considered
> to be a Consensus Policy if adopted by the ICANN Board of Directors by
> a vote of at least two-thirds of its members, so long as the Board
> reasonably determines that immediate temporary establishment of a
> specification or policy on the subject is necessary to maintain the
> operational stability of Registrar Services, Registry Services, the
> DNS, or the Internet, and that the proposed specification or policy is
> as narrowly tailored as feasible to achieve those objectives."
> I believe with NSI's recent actions, one can argue that ICANN needs to
> step in to maintain the operational stability of Registrar Services. If
> NSI is permitted to continue their behaviour, other registrars will be
> compelled to do the same, monkey-see, monkey do. That would be
> instability, a disruptive change of registrar services from the status
> quo.
> To define it as narrowly as possible, one can simply make the
> policy/specification be that the ICANN fee is non-refundable even
> during the add-grace period. One can specify it is established for a
> period of 90 days, and renew it for up to a year. One needs a
> two-thirds majority of Board members to establish a temporary consensus
> policy in this manner. By the end of the year, the GNSO council would
> probably have a consensus policy via the PDP in the right direction, to
> support the temporary policy enacted by the Board.
> The time for inaction is over. As Vint might say, "Make it so."
> Sincerely,
> George Kirikos
> http://www.kirikos.com/

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