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: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 15:22:54 +1000
Not sure if you saw this one (below) in the cross-fire.
I understand that in your proposal registrars are allowed to own a TLD registry
(up to 15% each). But are those registrars allowed to sell names in that TLD?
On Apr 13, 2010, at 12:42 PM, Richard Tindal wrote:
> Hi Kathy,
> 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
> You're saying a registry can cross-own up to 15% of a registrar. That's
> 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.