RE: [gnso-vi-feb10] Board Resolution 2010.11.05.20
One area that that this WG can help inform ICANN is a uniform code of conduct for registries. Perhaps this WG has run out of gas. Tom Thomas Barrett EnCirca - President 400 W. Cummings Park, Suite 1725 Woburn, MA 01801 USA +1.781.942.9975 ext: 11 +1.781.823.8911 (fax) +1.781.492.1315 (cell) My Linkedin Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasbarrett -----Original Message----- From: owner-gnso-vi-feb10@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-gnso-vi-feb10@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Rodenbaugh Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 1:22 PM To: Gnso-vi-feb10@xxxxxxxxx; 'Council GNSO' Subject: RE: [gnso-vi-feb10] Board Resolution 2010.11.05.20 I agree that there is nothing else this WG should do, and it should be disbanded. Curious to know if there are any different views in the WG or on Council. Mike Rodenbaugh RODENBAUGH LAW tel/fax: +1 (415) 738-8087 http://rodenbaugh.com -----Original Message----- From: owner-gnso-vi-feb10@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-gnso-vi-feb10@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Avri Doria Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 6:40 AM To: Gnso-vi-feb10@xxxxxxxxx Subject: [gnso-vi-feb10] Board Resolution 2010.11.05.20 Hi, On seing this resolution by the Board, I am not sure what more the VI WG could do. The Board seem to have chosen from the VI WG smorgasbord quite well. And someday, if we see abuses, the GNSO can open a new PDP. a. http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/resolutions-05nov10-en.htm Resolved, (2010.11.05.02), the Board directs the CEO to include the following principles relating to registry-registrar cross-ownership in the forthcoming version of the Applicant Guidebook. . ICANN will not restrict cross-ownership between registries and registrars. Registry operators are defined as the registry operator and all other relevant parties relating to the registry services. . Registry agreements will include requirements and restrictions on any inappropriate or abusive conduct arising out of registry-registrar cross ownership, including without limitations provisions protecting against: . misuse of data; or . violations of a registry code of conduct; . These provisions may be enhanced by additional enforcement mechanisms such as the use of self-auditing requirements, and the use of graduated sanctions up to and including contractual termination and punitive damages. . ICANN will permit existing registry operators to transition to the new form of registry agreement, except that additional conditions may be necessary and appropriate to address particular circumstances of established registries. . ICANN will have the ability to refer issues to relevant competition authorities. . ICANN will have the ability to address possible abuses that may arise out of registry-registrar cross-ownership through the consensus policy process.