[ALAC] Reconfiguring the URS?

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Mon May 7 16:54:27 UTC 2012

Thanks very much Alan for this.  But this propensity to sideline MSM
principles on the grounds of urgent implementation, especially on matters
so far reaching, is disturbing.

- Carlton

Carlton A Samuels
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On Sun, May 6, 2012 at 8:15 PM, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>wrote:

> The following message is from the GNSO Council
> list and has generated a lot of reaction.
> To summarize: Apparently the potential providers
> of the URS (Universal Rapid Suspension System)
> have said that the described process cannot be
> done for the expected price (or even a fair
> amount higher) in the time-frame required. Some
> on the GNSO (and I) find it unusual that there
> was not at least a heads-up that this rework
> needed to be redone, and that the only formal
> indication of it was in a minor item in the
> proposed budget. And many feel that the proposed
> way of addressing the problem is unusual, to say the least.
> For a more complete summary of my views on this,
> see (including one from me - see my comment to
> the GNSO Council list at
> http://gnso.icann.org/mailing-lists/archives/council/msg12997.html.
> Alan
> >From: "Neuman, Jeff" <Jeff.Neuman at neustar.us>
> >To: "council at gnso.icann.org" <council at gnso.icann.org>
> >Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 14:09:09 -0400
> >Subject: [council] Reconfiguring the URS?
> >
> >All,
> >
> >Thanks to Phil Corwin for catching this, but
> >buried in the new budget document
> >(<
> http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/op-budget-fy13-01may12-en.htm>
> http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/op-budget-fy13-01may12-en.htm)
> >just put out for comment is a note on
> >“reconfiguring” the URS.  Excerpt provided
> >below.   I guess they could not find any URS
> >providers that could do it for the costs that
> >they had projected, so ICANN is holding 2
> >summits to work on a new model.  My question for
> >the Council, is whether this is really a policy
> >issue that should be referred back to the GNSO
> >Community as opposed to having  ICANN on its own
> >resolving after holding 2 summits.  Given the
> >controversy around this over the past few years,
> >any tweaks to the URS should probably go back to the community in my
> opinion.
> >
> >++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) – $175K
> >At present there is a significant gap between
> >the features specified for the URS procedure and
> >the desired cost. In order to bridge this gap we
> >will: hold two summit sessions to reconfigure
> >the URS to arrive at a lower cost model (one
> >session in FY12 budget and another in this FY13
> >plan), conduct a process to develop and finalize
> >URS Model in consultation with current UDRP
> >providers and community members; and conduct RFP
> >based on URS Model and select URS providers. The
> >goal is have a URS program in place and
> >providers contracted and onboard by June 2013.
> >
> >Jeffrey J. Neuman
> >Neustar, Inc. / Vice President, Business Affairs
> >21575 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling, VA 20166
> >Office: +1.571.434.5772  Mobile:
> >+1.202.549.5079  Fax: +1.703.738.7965 /
> ><mailto:jeff.neuman at neustar.biz>jeff.neuman at neustar.biz  /
> www.neustar.biz
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