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Current Drafted Motion - Another Sort of Speculation?

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  • Subject: Current Drafted Motion - Another Sort of Speculation?
  • From: "Dominik Filipp" <dominik.filipp@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 14:51:24 +0100

The current motion drafted by the GNSO Council seems to be another
attempt to keep the speculation aspect of AGP. The whole document is
vague and raises more questions than answers.

a. The 10% AGP cap proposed in the document is still too high. After
calculating the net gains at some, not all, Registrars during the last
month as available at
the total number of new net-gained domains during last month is greater
than 1,220,000. Provided the very most of the new registrations are .COM
domains and other gTLD domains 1,000,000 domains can be considered a
reasonable estimation of domains that qualify for the 10% cap of free

That is, 100,000 domains per month constantly available for speculation.

b. The exemption from the application of such restriction under
extraordinary circumstances is unclear and not specified.

What are such extraordinary circumstances like?

Who will be considering and will finally accept the documented showing
of such circumstances?
Are they Registries interested in running the domain business?

What is the maximum cap after applying the exemption? 100%? Or even

What will the oversight activities at ICANN look like?

Where is the guarantee that the oversight activities will actually take
place and will not be neglected or misused?

Will the GNSO be responsible for the oversight activities?
The GNSO trapped by financial interests of Registries and Registrars as
clearly demonstrated in the two recommendations presented to the board?
The GNSO that does not even bother to seriously consider the mostly
supported suggestion from the public input, which is elimination of AGP?

And finally, who will be paying another bureaucratic staff and its
questionable mission?

Dominik Filipp, a GA list member

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