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[gnso-dt-wg] RE: Comment from Larry Seltzer on GNSO Issues Report on Domain Tasting

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  • Subject: [gnso-dt-wg] RE: Comment from Larry Seltzer on GNSO Issues Report on Domain Tasting
  • From: "Patrick Jones" <patrick.jones@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 20:10:03 -0700

Larry Seltzer has approved the posting of his email below on the DT mailing







From: Larry Seltzer [mailto:Larry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 4:32 PM
To: maria.farrell@xxxxxxxxx; karen.lentz@xxxxxxxxx; patrick.jones@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: GNSO Issues Report on Domain Tasting




I have just become aware of the GNSO Issues Report on Domain Tasting
n07.pdf) of which you are listed as authors. In section 3.7 you refer to an
article I wrote:

An 18 May 2007 article in eWeek52 by Larry Seltzer states that "stopping

domain tasting in particular would show some serious good faith [by ICANN]."

He also mentions that VeriSign could impose a re-stocking fee on domain

tasters. (Note, this is not currently permitted in the .COM registry

To provide this service, VeriSign would have to submit a request to ICANN

through the Registry Services Evaluation Policy53).

I was referring in my article to what appears to me to be the current .COM
Registry Agreement
(http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/verisign/appendix-07-01mar06.htm). In
Appendix 7, section 3.1.1 (Add Grace Period):

Delete. If a domain is deleted within the Add Grace Period, the sponsoring
Registrar at the time of the deletion is credited for the amount of the
registration; provided, however, that Registry Operator shall have the right
to charge Registrars a fee as may be set forth in its Registry-Registrar
Agreement for disproportionate deletes during the Add Grace Period. The
domain is deleted from the Registry database and is immediately available
for registration by any Registrar. See Section 3.2 for a description of
overlapping grace period exceptions. 

I see the reference in it to the Registry-Registrar agreement. Does that
have anything to do with your statement about the Registry Services
Evaluation Policy? In either event, it seems clear to me that the current
.COM registry agreement does indeed permit a restocking fee.



Larry Seltzer
eWEEK.com Security Center Editor
 <blocked::http://security.eweek.com/> http://security.eweek.com/

Contributing Editor, PC Magazine


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