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RE: AW: [gnso-trans-wg] Draft Priorities List

  • To: "Ross Rader" <ross@xxxxxxxxxx>, "Thomas Keller" <tom@xxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: AW: [gnso-trans-wg] Draft Priorities List
  • From: "Steele, Barbara" <BSteele@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 07:46:35 -0500

No objection from me. 

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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gnso-trans-wg@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-gnso-trans-wg@xxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Ross Rader
Sent: Friday, November 23, 2007 6:04 AM
To: Thomas Keller
Cc: <gnso-trans-wg@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: AW: [gnso-trans-wg] Draft Priorities List

We can talk about it on the call. The data was collected on the premise that it 
was just coming to me, but I have no problem sharing the data if no one objects.

Warm regards,


Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 23, 2007, at 4:51 AM, "Thomas Keller" <tom@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Ross,
> would it be possible that you send us the aggregated list of the  
> original
> responses. That would make it easier to
> understand your CT calculations.
> Thanks,
> tom
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-gnso-trans-wg@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-gnso-trans-wg@xxxxxxxxx 
> ] Im
> Auftrag von Ross Rader
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 22. November 2007 21:59
> An: gnso-trans-wg@xxxxxxxxx
> Betreff: [gnso-trans-wg] Draft Priorities List
> All - here is the draft list of priorities based on our respective
> submissions. On our call, we will need to discuss whether or not  
> this needs
> any fine tuning and how we should deal with those items that we have  
> given a
> relatively low consensus priority (scoring a CT of 10 and higher, 10  
> being
> the median of the scores).
> If you have any questions about the methodology, please let me know  
> prior to
> the meeting as I would like to use our time on the call to focus on  
> the
> substance of our report to the council and not the processes used.
> Many thanks,
> -ross
> This prioritized list shows the mean response of each of the  
> participants of
> the IRDX (InterRegistrar Domain Transfer) Policy prioritization  
> subcommittee
> of the GNSO Council. This working group has been tasked with  
> recommending
> policy development priorities to the GNSO Council in this subject  
> area.
> These results were calculated by soliciting the priorities of each  
> of the
> participants and then calculating the median response, or "central  
> tendency"
> (CT). Responses were received from:
> Barbara Steel
> Tom Keller
> Stacy King
> Christian Curtis
> Mike O'Connor
> Paul McGrady
> Tim Ruiz
> Pam Miller
> Ross Rader
> Prioritized list of policy development questions re: IRDX
> 1. j. Whether there could be a way for registrars to make Registrant
> Email
> Address data available to one another.  Currently there is no way of
> automating approval from the Registrant, as the Registrant Email  
> Address
> is not a required field in the registrar Whois.  This slows down and/ 
> or
> complicates the process for registrants, especially since the  
> Registrant
> can overrule the Admin Contact. (CT5.0)
> 2. o. Whether a process for urgent return/resolution of a domain name
> should
> be developed, as discussed within the SSAC hijacking report
> (http://www.icann.org/announcements/hijacking-report-12jul05.pdf; see
> also http://www.icann.org/correspondence/cole-to-tonkin-14mar05.htm).
> (CT6.0)
> 3. g. Whether there is need for other options for electronic
> authentication (e.g.,
> security token in FOA) due to security concerns on use of email
> addresses
> (potential for hacking or spoofing). (CT6.0)
> 4. e. Whether reporting requirements for registries and dispute
> providers should
> be developed, in order to make precedent and trend information  
> available
> to the community and allow reference to past cases in dispute
> submissions. (CT7.0)
> 5. q. Whether standards or best practices should be implemented
> regarding
> use of Registrar Lock status (e.g., when it may/may not, should/should
> not
> be applied). (CT8.0)
> 6. h. Whether provisions on time-limiting FOAs should be implemented
> to avoid
> fraudulent transfers out.  For example, if a Gaining Registrar sends  
> and
> receives an FOA back from a transfer contact, but the name is locked,
> the
> registrar may hold the FOA pending adjustment to the domain name
> status, during which time the registrant or other registration
> information
> may have changed.(CT9.0)
> 7. c. Whether additional provisions on undoing inappropriate transfers
> are
> needed, especially with regard to disputes between a Registrant and
> Admin Contact.  The policy is clear that the Registrant can overrule  
> the
> AC, but how this is implemented is currently at the discretion of the
> registrar. (CT9.0)
> 8. d. Whether additional provisions should be included in the TDRP on
> how to
> handle disputes when multiple transfers have occurred. (CT10.0)
> 9. m. Whether special provisions are needed for change of registrant
> simultaneous to transfer or within a period after transfer.  The
> policy does
> not currently deal with change of registrant, which often figures in
> hijacking
> cases. (CT10.0)
> 10. n. Whether existing penalties for policy violations are sufficient
> or if additional
> provisions/penalties for specific violations should be added into the
> policy. (CT10.0)
> 11. r. Whether registrants should be able to retrieve authInfo codes
> from third
> parties other than the registrar. (CT12.0)
> 12. s. Whether the policy should incorporate provisions for handling
> "partial bulk
> transfers" between registrars - that is, transfers involving a  
> number of
> names but not the entire group of names held by the losing registrar.
> (CT12.0)
> 13. k. Whether additional provisions relating to transfer of
> registrations involving
> various types of Whois privacy services should be developed as part of
> the policy. (CT13.0)
> 14. b. Whether review of registry-level dispute decisions is needed
> (some
> complaints exist about inconsistency).(CT13.0)
> 15. i. Whether requirements should be in place for Registrars of
> Record to send
> an FOA, and/or receive the FOA back from Transfer Contact before
> acking a transfer.(13.0)
> 16. a. Whether dispute options for registrants should be developed and
> implemented as part of the policy (registrants currently depend on
> registrars to initiate a dispute on their behalf).(14.0)
> 17. l. Whether additional requirements regarding Whois history  
> should be
> developed, for change tracking of Whois data and use in resolving
> disputes.(14.0)
> 18. p. Whether the process could be streamlined by a requirement that
> registries
> use IANA IDs for registrars rather than proprietary IDs.(16.0)
> 19. f. Whether requirements or best practices should be put into place
> for
> registrars to make information on transfer dispute resolution options
> available to registrants.(CT16.0)
> Ross Rader
> Director, Retail Services
> t. 416.538.5492
> c. 416.828.8783
> http://www.domaindirect.com
> "To solve the problems of today, we must focus on tomorrow."
> - Erik Nupponen

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