FW: [gnso-dt-wg] Agenda for confcall; Draft list of questions
Sorry I also should have mentioned that suggested text changes are preferred by Olof to be in the form of 'track changes' to the attached .doc file. Thanks. ________________________________ From: Mike Rodenbaugh Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 5:59 PM To: gnso-dt-wg@xxxxxxxxx Subject: FW: [gnso-dt-wg] Agenda for confcall; Draft list of questions Attached is Olog's draft introduction, plus the draft questionnaire. I added the following sentence to the intro, further to Jeff's good comment on the call today: The group would especially appreciate statistical and other empirical evidence to support your responses, or references to potential sources of same. Please provide any comments back to the list by this Sunday. Olof will then incorporate any comments as best he can and recirculate a draft in advance of our call next Wed., when the goal will be to finalize the RFI so it can be distributed. Please also provide any comments or suggestions as to how to conduct outreach to specific "key sources" of information, including and beyond the RFI. Thanks to Patrick and Olof for following up with Kurt and the economist to begin process of getting that input as well, and also from Verisign. Kind regards, Mike Rodenbaugh ________________________________ From: Olof Nordling [mailto:olof.nordling@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 5:38 AM To: Mike Rodenbaugh; gnso-dt-wg@xxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: [gnso-dt-wg] Agenda for confcall; Draft list of questions Dear colleagues, In conjunction with items C and D on the agenda, please find attached a draft "envelope" RFI for the posting of the questions, to be inserted where indicated once they are agreed. Looking forward to any comments to it on the list or on the call. Very best regards Olof ------------------ Olof Nordling Manager, Policy Development Coordination ICANN 6 Rond Point Schuman, Bt.5 B-1040 Brussels, Belgium Tel.: +32.2.234 7872 Mobile: +32.475.420805 Fax: +32.2.234 7848 ________________________________ From: owner-gnso-dt-wg@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-gnso-dt-wg@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Rodenbaugh Sent: den 23 juli 2007 20:25 To: gnso-dt-wg@xxxxxxxxx Subject: [gnso-dt-wg] Agenda for confcall; Draft list of questions Agenda: A. Statements of Interest (required for all designees) B. Call schedule is set, 15:00 UTC on Wednesdays, weekly through at least Sept. 6th Council meeting, perhaps longer. Email list open to any observers. C. Fact-finding as requested by Council resolution -- to be requested via Request for Information submitted to public via ICANN Outreach (including website), and via distribution through Constituencies. Ideal distribution date late this week or early next, with 3 weeks response time suggested by Olof. Meanwhile, I suggest we begin discussion on list to identify key sources of specific information as to each group of questions. I would like to ensure we specifically follow up and seek necessary or desired information (probably in addition to RFI response) from those identified as key sources. We identified some specific groups and companies in our last call, and would appreciate further suggestions from the list: domain tasters (registrants) and their registrars, Verisign and other registries (perhaps ccTLDs as well, i.e. Nominet), Google and other domain monetization companies, ALAC (potential domain registrants), Brand-owners, Domainers, Law enforcement/APWG. D. Questions that might productively be asked in RFI, based upon Issues Report page 30 and ad hoc group confcall last Wed., include the following (Please respond to the list with any comments): 1. Please categorize yourself (check all that apply): Civil society (non-profit or similar) Government Intellectual Property Rights Owner Registrar Registry Registrant Rights owner representative Registrant representative Other 2. Of above categories, if anyone, then who benefits from domain tasting? (Please explain how each benefits.) 3. Of above categories, if anyone, then who is harmed by domain tasting? (Please explain how each is harmed.) Several potential means to address the practice of domain tasting have been suggested by ICANN Staff and others. These suggestions include: A) eliminating the Add/Grace Period so that domain registration fees are non-refundable between registry and registrar; B) making the ICANN per-registration fee (insert current details) non-refundable between ICANN and registry; C) imposing registry 'excess deletion fees' charged to registrars for every registration dropped during AGP if registrar deletes more than a certain percentage of domains during a predefined period (include terms of PIR proposal as example). 4. [As to each suggestion,] what impact do you think this would have upon each category of potentially affected parties? (Positive or Negative for each) 5. [As to each suggestion,] do you believe it would impose any additional harm upon any categories of potentially affected parties (Yes or No -- if Yes, then who and how)? 6. [As to each suggestion,] do you believe it would create any additional benefits for any categories of potentially affected parties (Yes or No -- if Yes, then who and how)? 7. [As to each suggestion,] do you believe it should be implemented (please explain why or why not)? 8. In addition to these 3 suggestions, do you have any other suggestions for addressing any harms that you perceive from domain tasting? 9. If you make any additional suggestions, then please explain how any categories of potentially affected stakeholders would benefit or be harmed if your suggestion is implemented? 10. If registries or registrars offered domain registrations at no cost to the registrant, would this effectively permit domain tasting? (Yes or No) 11. Should registries and registrars be prohibited from offering domain registrations at no cost to the registrant? (Yes or No) 12. Should ICANN impose a minimum registration fee on domain registrations? (Yes or No; if Yes, then what should the minimum fee be?) 13. Would you like to suggest any specific statistical or factual information, or identify any expert persons, that should be considered or consulted on any issues raised by this RFI? (Please identify and explain how they would aid the community discussion on this topic.) We may also include the Definitions from the Issues Report: Definitions Add Grace Period (AGP) A Grace Period refers to a specified number of calendar days following a Registry operation in which a domain action may be reversed and a credit may be issued to a registrar. AGP is typically the five day period following the initial registration of a domain name. AGP appears as a contractual term in some, but not all gTLD registry agreements. AGP allows for the correction of typos and other errors by registrants. Once a domain name is deleted by the registry at this stage, it is immediately available for registration by any registrant through any registrar. When a domain name is registered through an ICANN accredited registrar, that registrar may cancel the domain name at any time during the first five calendar days of the registration and receive a full credit for the registration fee from the registry. Domain Tasting - Domain tasting is a monetisation practice employed by registrants to use the add-grace period to register domain names in order to test their profitability. During this period, registrants conduct a cost-benefit analysis to determine if the tested domain names return enough traffic to offset the registration fee paid to the registry over the course of the registration period (e.g., currently $6 US for a .NAME domain name). Mike Rodenbaugh Sr. Legal Director Yahoo! Inc. NOTE: This message may be protected by attorney-client and/or work product privileges, if you are not the intended recipient then please delete this message and all attachments and notify me as soon as possible. Thanks. ________________________________ ________________________________  Reference to an add grace period appears in the following gTLD registry agreements: .BIZ (http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/biz/appendix-07-08dec06.htm) .COM (http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/verisign/appendix-07-01mar06.htm), .INFO ( http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/info/appendix-07-08dec06.htm), .NAME ( http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/name/registry-agmt-appc-5-02jul01.h tm), .NET (http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/net/appendix7.html), .ORG (http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/org/appendix-07-08dec06.htm), and .PRO ( http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/pro/registry-agmt-appc-30sep04.htm# C.10).
Request for Information on Domain Tasting.doc