[ALAC] Verisign request to implement RGP for .name
alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Wed Apr 11 20:43:31 UTC 2012
Verisign has submitted a Registry Service request to implement a
Redemption Grace Period (RGP) for .name.
The general ICANN Registry Service page is
http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registries/rsep and the Verisign
letter is at
The RGP currently is currently implemented for all unsponsored gTLDs
except .name. The Post Expiration Domain Name Recovery (PEDNR) PDP
recommended that all unsponsored gTLDs and all new gTLDs have the RGP
and these recommendations have received Board approval.
The document submitted by Verisign on March 20th requests permission
to implement the RGP on all second level names, all third level
names, and on e-mail forwarding. ICANN officially has 15 days in
which to act but at the moment the request is still pending.
As noted, under PEDNR .name would need to implement the RGP, but
PEDNR was silent regarding whether this would be done at both the 2nd
and 3rd level as well as e-mail forwarding.
As GNSO Liaison and Chair of the PEDNR WG, I was given early notice
that this request might be coming, and based on the feedback from
several ExCom members, I told Verisign that the feedback was
positive, but any formal ALAC statement would depend on exactly what
was in the Registry Service Request.
It is not yet clear when ICANN will formally approve or reject this
request, but I believe that the ALAC should make a formal statement
on it, preferably at the ALAC meeting next week.
The recommended statement follows.
The ALAC supports the Verisign request to implement the Redemption
Grace Period (RGP) for .name at the 2nd and 3rd level as well as for
We note that the request states that the RGP is Registry voluntary.
This is currently correct, but once the Board approved Post
Expiration Domain Name Recovery PDP recommendations are implemented,
it would be mandatory for .name. For most TLDs, the RGP only applies
to 2nd level registrations, and PEDNR was silent as to whether it
should also apply at any other levels.
The ALAC applauds Verisign for taking the initiative to begin
implementation of the RPG for .name prior to it being formally
required, and is particularly pleased that they have chosen to
implement it at all levels at which registrations are made.
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