[gnso-vi-feb10] ICANN Documentary Information Disclosure Policy Request
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- Subject: [gnso-vi-feb10] ICANN Documentary Information Disclosure Policy Request
- From: "Michael D. Palage" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 12:15:59 -0400
A common concern regarding the Team MMA proposal is the role of national
competition authorities, or more specifically the ability of ICANN to interact
with them on a timely manner (aka don't delay the process any longer) and how
ICANN would go about indentifying the appropriate national competition
authority in a registry with a diverse registrant/registrar distribution
marketplace (aka competition authority forum shopping).
Ironically, many of these concerns have been raised by prospective applicants
that are willing to rush forward and sign a registry contract that will subject
them to potential review by these national competition authorities under terms
set forth in the existing funnel request for new registry services.
As part of the continuing fact finding in connection with the Team MMA
proposal, I have personally submitted a Documentary Information Disclosure
Policy Request under the rules set forth on ICANN's website to obtain
information regarding the procedures ICANN have for referring a matter to
national competition authorities. I have also requested a public disclosure of
ICANN's new gTLD Project Plan recently referenced in the preliminary minutes
from ICANN's Board meeting last week.
Just wanted to keep the Working Group in the loop regarding our continued fact
finding. ICANN's General Counsel has promised a response to this request by the
end of the day.