Re: [gnso-vi-feb10] Innovative Proposal
- To: Kathy Kleiman <kKleiman@xxxxxxx>, Gnso-vi-feb10@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [gnso-vi-feb10] Innovative Proposal
- From: Richard Tindal <richardtindal@xxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 12:42:09 +1000
Your proposal uses language from existing contracts, e.g. 'Registry Operator
shall not act as a registrar with respect to their TLD'. However as others
(Jon N and Jeff N) have noted, this language contains some ambiguity.
You're saying a registry can cross-own up to 15% of a registrar. That's clear.
You're saying the registry entity itself (the registry corporation) cannot act
as a registrar in its own TLD. That's also clear.
What's not clear is whether a registrar that is 14% (say) cross owned by the
registry can operate as a registrar in that TLD. Do you intend that (1)
cross-owned registrars below the 15% threshold CAN sell names in the TLD in
question, or are you taking a stricter approach that says (2) no cross-owned
registrar of any ownership percentage can sell names in the registry's TLD?
I'm assuming it's (1) - but wanted to be 100% clear.