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[gnso-irtp-b-jun09] Public comment period opened

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  • Subject: [gnso-irtp-b-jun09] Public comment period opened
  • From: Marika Konings <marika.konings@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 12:49:21 -0800

Dear All,

For your information, a public comment period on the IRTP Part B 
recommendations #8 and #9 part 2 proposals has now been opened (see 
http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-22nov11-en.htm). Comments 
may be submitted until 31 December.

With best regards,


From: Marika Konings <marika.konings@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:marika.konings@xxxxxxxxx>>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 07:03:25 -0800
To: "Gnso-irtp-b-jun09@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:Gnso-irtp-b-jun09@xxxxxxxxx>" 
Subject: [gnso-irtp-b-jun09] IRTP Part B - Proposed Way Forward

Dear All,

Now that everyone has hopefully recovered from the ICANN meeting in Dakar, I 
would like to return to the discussion on the updated IRTP Part B proposals 
that were circulated by staff and the subsequent comments made. In summary, the 
following positions have been expressed (please forgive me if I have 
mischaracterized the points made):

With regard to recommendation #8 (Clarifying Whois Status messages):

 *   Support for the Staff proposal and preferred approach vs. further 
consideration needs to be given to the two options as outlined in the Staff 

With regard to recommendation #9 (Locking/unlocking domain names):

 *   Need to strike a delicate balance between registrant transfer abilities 
and some reasonable prudence on the part of registrars vs. avoiding 
registrar-imposed legal requirements into this policy -- that's effectively 
opening the door for registrars to block just about any transfer

Proposed way forward:

 1.  All those that have not weighed in are encouraged to share their views on 
the mailing list and/or make concrete suggestions how to improve the latest 
version of the proposals (see attached). To tighten up the language for 
recommendation #9, we would propose to replace the initial suggested wording 
'The registrar may still be permitted or required to restrict some registration 
changes or transfers pursuant to the UDRP or other ICANN consensus policies or 
legal requirements' with 'Subject to ICANN specifications or policies and any 
applicable laws or regulations, Registrars must follow the requirements set 
forth below' which would be inserted at the beginning of the section 5. Those 
that have expressed concerns with regards to ensuring 'reasonable prudence on 
the part of registrars' are encouraged to suggest additional language to cover 
those specific situations that are not already covered under the existing IRTP 
Reasons for Denial, but which at the same time would not create a loophole that 
would allow the registrar to keep a name locked solely at its discretion.
 2.  Update staff proposals, if needed, based on further comments / suggestions 
 3.  Put the proposals out for public comment to allow everyone to express 
their views on the staff proposals.
 4.  Review comments received, update proposals accordingly, if needed, and 
submit these to the GNSO Council for consideration.

As always, please feel free to share your views and/or suggestions. If this 
approach is acceptable, I would like to encourage everyone to share their views 
/ comments / suggestions (as described in step 1) at the latest by Friday 18 

With best regards,


-----Original Message-----
[mailto:owner-gnso-irtp-b-jun09@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michele Neylon :: 
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2011 3:27 AM
To: Gnso-irtp-b-jun09@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:Gnso-irtp-b-jun09@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [gnso-irtp-b-jun09] IRTP B .. Proposals etc

Dear All

It's great seeing some healthy discussions on the mailing list, so before 
jumping ahead and setting up any new calls, I'd like to encourage others to 
express their views on the mailing list.

As a reminder, please note that the recommendations as resolved by the GNSO 
Council in relation to these two issues are as follows:

RESOLVED (D), prior to the consideration of approval of the recommendation 
which states: "denial reason #7 should be replaced by adding a new provision in 
a different section of the IRTP on when and how domains may be locked or 
unlocked", the GNSO Council requests ICANN Staff to provide a proposal for such 
a new provision, taking into account the IRTP Part B WG deliberations in 
relation to this issue (see IRTP Part B Final Report - (Recommendation #9 - 
part 2). Upon review of the proposal, the GNSO Council will consider whether to 
approve the recommendation.

RESOLVED (E), prior to the consideration of approval of the recommendation 
regarding the standardizing and clarifying WHOIS status messages regarding 
Registrar Lock status, the GNSO Council requests ICANN staff to provide a 
proposal designed to ensure a technically feasible approach can be developed to 
meet this recommendation. Staff should take into account the IRTP Part B WG 
deliberations in relation to this issue (see IRTP Part B Final Report). (IRTP 
Part B Recommendation #8). The goal of these changes is to clarify why the Lock 
has been applied and how it can be changed. Upon review of the proposed plan, 
the GNSO Council will consider whether to approve the recommendation.

Also note that Staff is planning to put out these proposals for community 
input, so even if the WG is not able to reach a common position on the 
proposals, individual members will have an opportunity to share their views as 
part of the public comment forum.

I'm sure Staff is also reviewing these comments and will try to address these 
in the best way possible.

I'd also like to remind you that an IRTP Update has been scheduled to take 
place at the ICANN meeting in Dakar on Thursday from 10.00 – 11.30 (see 
http://dakar42.icann.org/node/27007) during which you will have another 
opportunity to share your views.



Mr Michele Neylon
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