[ALAC] Verisign request to implement RGP for .name

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 21:59:38 UTC 2012

I am so advised.   Note my support.

- Carlton

Carlton A Samuels
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On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 3:43 PM, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>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
> http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registries/rsep/verisign-request-redemption-grace-period-20mar12-en.pdf
> .
> 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.
> Alan
> =====================================
> 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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