Re: [ga] ICANN workgroup's message to domain registrants on Charter of Rights: Let Them Eat Gruel!
George and all, We've been down this path before regarding improvements to the RAA contract's and did get some minor improvements accordingly. This seems to be the second go-around that 'May' garner some additional improvements that Registrants want or feel they need in the interest of fairness at a minimum. It has been quite clear for a number of years that Registrars in particular, are not significantly interested in providing good service from a Registrant perspective. Here are some suggestions our group made yet again recently: To the point regarding Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy considerations. What I our members and all registrants opinion is that no registrar should be able to transfer or otherwise use for any purpose other than those determined by the registrant of any Domain Name without the registrant first approving such a transfer and/or requested such a transfer of the registrar and that if the latter that action via a executable via web link to be actually effected by the registrant only unless otherwise requested by same and that all records regarding that registrants registered domain names should be viewable and updatable for accuracy ect. by the registrant only via a similar mechnisim. Grace period considerations - If a registrant is late or re-registering his/her/it's Domain Name at or near the time of renewal some notice to that registrant at least 15 days prior and 10 days after the experation date should be allowed befor the original registrant's domain name can be sold or otherwise utilized. If such a policy were or is to be adopted, the Registrar must than comply and fails to do so compensation to the original registrant of record in the above mentioned time period must be compensated for the loss if sale or otherwise registrar effected transfer without registrant permission, for their expected or registrar recognized loss and ICANN must seriously consider dis-accrediting that registrar for improper operation accordingly. -----Original Message----- >From: George Kirikos <gkirikos@xxxxxxxxx> >Sent: Jul 8, 2010 11:52 AM >To: GNSO GA Mailing List <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> >Subject: [ga] ICANN workgroup's message to domain registrants on Charter of >Rights: Let Them Eat Gruel! > > >Hi folks, > >There's an important ICANN comment period ending tomorrow that you might want >to >participate in: > >http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-28may10-en.htm > >So far, I am the only person to have made a comment, see: > >http://forum.icann.org/lists/raa-improvements2010/msg00000.html > >In particular, the important issue involved is the nature of a Registrant >Rights >Charter (just like the USA has a "Bill of Rights" in the constitution). >Notice, >though, that the comment period is given the label "Initial Report on >Proposals >for Improvements to the Registrar Accreditation Agreement" --- if you read the >report, you'll quickly see why: they basically GAVE UP on producing a charter >that would protect the rights of domain name registrants! It should make >people >angry, that our rights are not a priority at all. > >Anyhow, it's a very long document (150+ pages), but most of it involves >proposals for the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (some really wacky stuff, >like prohibitions against "speculation", etc.). But, if you have time to read >some of the stuff at the beginning, that'll capture the essence of the >document. >Or, just read my comment, which isn't 150 pages long. :-) > >It's an opportunity to call for greater rights for registrants, so hopefully >you >will be heard loudly and clearly if you take a moment to submit comments that >what the working group has produced is simply unacceptable. Registrants >deserve >much more than what we're getting from ICANN. > >The ICANN workgroup's message to domain registrants has been: Let Them Eat >Gruel! > >My response: We Want Cake! > >Sincerely, > >George Kirikos >http://www.leap.com/ Regards, Jeffrey A. Williams Spokesman for INEGroup LLA. - (Over 300+k members/stakeholders and growing, strong!) "Obedience of the law is the greatest freedom" - Abraham Lincoln "Credit should go with the performance of duty and not with what is very often the accident of glory" - Theodore Roosevelt "If the probability be called P; the injury, L; and the burden, B; liability depends upon whether B is less than L multiplied by P: i.e., whether B is less than PL." United States v. Carroll Towing (159 F.2d 169 [2d Cir. 1947] =============================================================== Updated 1/26/04 CSO/DIR. Internet Network Eng. SR. Eng. Network data security IDNS. div. of Information Network Eng. INEG. INC. ABA member in good standing member ID 01257402 E-Mail jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Phone: 214-244-4827