FW: I would like to be on the Wednesday call
NOTE: These comments are from me personally and may not necessarily reflect the views of my company or the gTLD Registries Constituency. Question 1: In Module 5, which I believe that contains the draft agreement, Section 2.8 of the New gTLD Draft agreement states: "Registrar Relations. [TBD-See Paper to be posted on ICANN's website discussing registrar marketplace issues]". The one paper that has come out has talked about giving ICANN some flexibility in allowing for two specific business models, but does not address (i) any other potential business models, (ii) what retroactive effect the recommendations of the paper have on existing registries or (iii) any of the other provisions currently in all unsponsored gTLD Agreement relating to equitable access. My initial questions are as follows: 1. What is the process for finalizing the "Registrar Relations" obligations including the ones cited above? 2. When is that expected to be completed? 3. When will the public have an opportunity to comment on the outcomes? 4. There is no mention here of requirements that be included in a "Registry-Registrar Agreement." Does that mean each applicant is allowed to propose whatever it wants in a registry-registrar agreement? Question 2: Same agreement, Section 6.1 states that the average price of registrations "include al bundled products or services that may be offered by Registry Operator and include or are offered in conjunction with a domain name registration". 1. Please explain exactly what was meant by ICANN in this statement. 2. Please explain how this relates to ICANN collecting fees from registries as a "cost recovery" mechanism which was cited as the purpose of collecting fees. 3. Please explain how this relates to ICANN as a non-profit organization as opposed to a for-profit revenue sharing arrangement. 4. Please explain why ICANN is not protected with a minimum as it relates to cost recovery. In other words, in most for-profit commercial arrangements, there is EITHER a minimum OR a rev share but not both. It appears that ICANN wants to have "its cake and eat it too." 5. How does this comport with the GAO study on ICANN several years back which talked about ICANN's cost recovery mechanism as opposed to a taxation on income? Again, these are just a few of the questions I have and I approve these being posted. Thanks! Jeffrey J. Neuman, Esq.: NeuStar, Inc. Vice President, Law & Policy ________________________________ The information contained in this e-mail message is intended only for the use of the recipient(s) named above and may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient you have received this e-mail message in error and any review, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately and delete the original message. From: Glen de Saint Géry [mailto:Glen@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 10:36 AM To: Neuman, Jeff Subject: RE: I would like to be on the Wednesday call Please find the procedure the call will follow below: New gTLD Guidebook GNSO Q&A Continuation Call - 26 Nov 08 Guidelines Ask the operator to start the recording. Introductions Chuck Gomes, GNSO Council Vice Chair (Note that the Council Chair, Avri Doria, is traveling) Glen de Saint Gery, GNSO Secretariat Kurt Pritz, ICANN Sr. Vice President, Services Ask Kurt to introduce other ICANN Staff on the call Because of time limitations I am not going to ask all participants to share their name but, instead, ask each of you to give your full name and the organization you represent, if any, the first time you speak. We have a lot of ground to cover so we need to use the time we have as efficiently as possible. The following guidelines are intended to accomplish that goal. Only participants who submitted written comments or questions in advance are allowed to participate in live discussion on the call. Comments and questions should relate to issues in the draft New gTLD Applicant Guidebook and associated supplementary documents posted on the ICANN site. This is not the time to rehash issues that the GNSO PDP process already covered; in other words, this call should not be used to try to change GNSO recommendations already approved by the GNSO Council with a supermajority vote. The Q&A session will be organized by module and questions and comments should be restricted to the module being discussed at any given time. When asking a question and/or making a comment, please cite the Guidebook section number, page number and paragraph if possible. We will start off the Q&A session with Module 3, but it is important to note that a considerable amount of time was spent on Module 3 on Sunday in Cairo so please try not to repeat questions or comments that were made in Cairo unless you think further explanation is needed. To ensure that there is plenty of time to cover all modules, I will try to limit each module to no more than 30 minutes; in the case of Module 3, I plan to cut it off 30 minutes after the scheduled start of the call, so it we will have less than 30 minutes for it. I will be assuming that everyone has reviewed all the relevant documents, so other than a 1 or 2 minute introduction by Kurt if he so desires, no presentation will be made on the contents of the modules. I will be managing the queue: I will ask for those who want to be in the queue at the beginning of a module. As long as it can be done efficiently, I may allow for follow-up questions or comments and let someone jump into the queue. Time permitting, participants may be added to the queue at any time. I will try to provide opportunities for participants to be added to the queue throughout the call, but if not, please try to find a time to communicate that you want in the queue in a minimally disruptive way. The meeting is being recorded and may be transcribed so it is important to always identify yourself so that it is clear who is speaking on the MP3 and in the transcription. Any questions? Thank you. Glen de Saint Géry GNSO Secretariat gnso.secretariat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx http://gnso.icann.org From: Neuman, Jeff [mailto:Jeff.Neuman@xxxxxxxxxx] Sent: lundi 24 novembre 2008 15:07 To: gnso.secretariat@xxxxxxxxx Subject: I would like to be on the Wednesday call Thanks! Jeffrey J. Neuman, Esq.: NeuStar, Inc. 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