[ALAC] Verisign request to implement RGP for .name

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Wed Apr 11 21:18:03 UTC 2012

Please replace the first sentence of the 2nd paragraph of the 
proposed statement with "We note that the request states that the RGP 
is voluntary."


At 11/04/2012 04:43 PM, Alan Greenberg wrote:
>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
>e-mail forwarding.
>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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