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Business Constituency supports Board Approval of PDP Recommendation to lock a domain name subject to UDRP

  • To: "comments-locking-domain-name-recommendations-02aug13@xxxxxxxxx" <comments-locking-domain-name-recommendations-02aug13@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Business Constituency supports Board Approval of PDP Recommendation to lock a domain name subject to UDRP
  • From: Steve DelBianco <sdelbianco@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2013 02:22:04 +0000

The Business Constituency (BC) supports recommendations from this Policy 
Development Process (PDP) Working Group, which have been approved by the GNSO 

*Please note that the BC supports the development of these limited and narrowly 
focused best practices, but does NOT support a full UDRP review at this time.*

The conclusions and recommendations to the ICANN Board, contained in Section 7 
of the PDP Working Group Final Report, are welcomed by the BC. All parties in 
the chain of registration will benefit from a uniform approach to definitions 
and procedures surrounding the locking process.

Locking of a Domain Name is an important issue for the business community, as 
the implementation of these best practices could decrease registrant flight, 
thereby allowing proper prosecution of infringing behavior using domain names.

We applaud the PDP Working Group for implementing important changes to the 
Final Report based on community input to the Initial Report, particularly the 
ability to request additional time for response, in a way which does not impact 
the UDRP timelines.

The BC urges the ICANN Board to accept these PDP recommendations.

As stated in the Final Report, the expected impact of the proposed 
recommendations is largely positive. The BC agrees that the clarification and 
standardization of these procedures is necessary and beneficial, and the BC 
notes that the recommendations are sufficiently flexible to allow Registrars, 
Complainants and UDRP providers to adjust these best practices to suit their 
own internal policies.

The BC also encourages the ICANN Board and Staff to engage in education and 
outreach to affected community members in order to quickly facilitate the 
adoption and comprehension of these best practices.

These comments were drafted by Elisa Cooper and approved in accordance with the 
BC Charter.

Steve DelBianco
Vice chair for policy coordination
ICANN Business Constituency

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