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[gnso-trans-wg] Public Comment Period Open for Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Denials Definitions PDP

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  • Subject: [gnso-trans-wg] Public Comment Period Open for Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Denials Definitions PDP
  • From: Glen de Saint Géry <Glen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 15:28:23 -0700

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Public Comment Period Now Open for Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Denials 
Definitions PDP
Public Comments open until 6 October 2008

15 September 2008

The GNSO Council approved on 4 September 2008 a motion on the Inter-Registrar 
Transfer Policy (IRTP) Denial Definitions Public Development Process (PDP). The 
motion, which is pending for Board action, proposes new texts for two of the 
nine denial reasons (#8 and #9) while recommending that work on denial reasons 
#5 and #7 be suspended until such time as a Policy Development Process is 
initiated on PDP C on IRTP operational rule enhancement as outlined in the 
Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Issues PDP Recommendations of 19 March 2008.

The public is invited to submit comments until 6 October 2008 before final 
consideration by the Board.

Deadline and how to submit comments

Comments are welcome via e-mail to <irtp-denials@xxxxxxxxx> until 6 October 

Access to the public comment forum from which comments can be posted can be 
found at:

An archive of all comments received will be publicly posted at:


The Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) aims to provide a straightforward 
procedure for domain name holders to transfer their names from one 
ICANN-accredited registrar to another. As part of a broader review of this 
policy, the GNSO Council initiated a PDP to examine four specific issues from 
the broader list that addressed reasons for which a registrar of record may 
deny a request to transfer a domain name to a new registrar. The IRTP currently 
enumerates nine (9) specific reasons why a registrar can deny a transfer. Those 
issues identified as needing clarification included the following:

"No payment for previous registration period" (Denial Reason #5);
"A domain was already in "lock" status" (Denial Reason #7);
The domain was in the first 60 days of an initial registration period (Denial 
Reason #8); and
A domain name is within 60 days of being transferred (Denial Reason #9)
ICANN Staff finalized and posted an Initial Report for public comment as part 
of this PDP and used public comments received to compile a Final Report for the 
Council's consideration on further steps to take. At the GNSO Council meeting 
on 17 April 2008, a drafting group was launched to develop suggested text 
modifications for the four transfer denial reasons. The drafting group 
addressing this first set of transfer denial reasons reported on its findings 
to the GNSO Council. The Council resolved on 25 June 2008 to post the proposals 
for transfer denial reasons #8 and #9 for public comments, while deferring 
denial reasons #5 and #7 to be handled in a future transfer policy development 
process (PDP C). The proposals of the GNSO drafting group addressing transfer 
denial reasons #8 and #9 were posted for public comments on 26 June 2008. One 
comment was received and sent to the GNSO Council for consideration. On 4 
September 2008, the GNSO Council adopted the motion on the IRTP Denial 
Definitions PDP.

Background documents

Motion on the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Denial Definitions Public 
Development Process: http://gnso.icann.org/resolutions/#200809
Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Issues PDP Recommendations:
Initial Report:
Final Report:
Drafting group outcome:

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat

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