[ALAC] FW: URS follow-up

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Sun Oct 21 22:38:19 UTC 2012

Promising note regarding the URS.


>From: Jonathan Robinson <jonathan.robinson at ipracon.com>
>To: <council at gnso.icann.org>
>Subject: (PMX: 8): [council] FW: URS follow-up
>Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 22:44:48 +0100
>Please be aware of the following note from Olof 
>Nordling when we next consider the URS and associated issues.
>From: Olof Nordling [mailto:olof.nordling at icann.org]
>Sent: 21 October 2012 15:33
>To: jonathan.robinson at iprota.com
>Cc: Kurt Pritz
>Subject: URS follow-up
>Dear Jonathan,
>Congratulations to your recent election as GNSO 
>Council Chair and many thanks to you and to all 
>Council members for the constructive discussions 
>we had on URS matters on 18 October! The 
>willingness to consider a drafting team to 
>address URS implementation questions and issues is much appreciated.
>The subsequent URS session the same day in 
>Toronto proved most interesting. In addition to 
>presentations from NAF and WIPO as  potential 
>URS providers, we had the advantage of a very 
>late addition to the agenda – a presentation 
>from a “new entrant”, Intersponsive, intending 
>to respond to the RFI with a proposal within the 
>target fee, although with some adjustments of 
>the URS provisions. Also NAF clarified that they 
>would be able to stay within the target fee, 
>provided reasonable limitations could be 
>established to the current translation 
>requirements and to the number of domain names covered by a single complaint.
>I realize that you and other Council members 
>couldn’t attend this session, as it partially 
>overlapped with the GNSO Council session, but 
>the recording is available at 
>Furthermore, there are a number of relevant 
>documents posted on our recently established URS 
>web page at 
>notably contributions from NAF, WIPO and CAC, 
>with considerations, proposals, some costing 
>aspects and, most importantly, questions needing 
>to be resolved (the NAF contribution is of particular interest in that regard).
>I believe these recent developments further 
>clarifies the need for a drafting team to 
>establish realistic implementation measures 
>based on the URS text. I look forward to further 
>contacts with you and the Council on this matter in the near future.
>Very best regards

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