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Business Constituency final position

  • To: <settlement-comments@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Business Constituency final position
  • From: "Philip Sheppard" <philip.sheppard@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2005 15:40:43 +0100

Please find attached the ICANN GNSO Business Constituency final position
paper on the proposed settlement.
The paper contains 4 key recommendations:

The BC supports an amicable resolution of the litigation between Verisign
and ICANN, but does not support the proposed settlement in its present form.

The BC seeks the following changes before it can support adoption of the
settlement by the ICANN Board:

1. Services. The BC calls for the deletion of both the sections on registry
services and the exemption period for registry services from the settlement,
as well as the insertion of a reference to ICANN consensus policy on new
registry services.

2. Renewal. The BC calls for a deletion of the presumptive right of renewal
in the current settlement, and for the ICANN Board to initiate a GNSO policy
development process (PDP) on the issue of presumptive renewal of Registry

3. Data. The BC calls for an amendment of the settlement sections related to
traffic data. The BC will also propose that the issue of the ownership
rights relating to traffic data is incorporated into the GNSO policy
development process (PDP) on new gTLDs.

4. Funds. The BC calls for a confirmation by the ICANN Board that any
special funds are indeed explicitly incorporated into the ICANN strategic
planning process and the ICANN budget review.

Philip Sheppard
Marilyn Cade
Grant Forsyth

Attachment: ICANN Versign Agreement FINAL 12-2005.doc
Description: MS-Word document

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