[ALAC] Fwd: [gnso-irtpd] For your review - Draft Final Report

Holly Raiche h.raiche at internode.on.net
Wed Sep 10 22:34:18 UTC 2014

Hi Everyone

This Working Group - Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy - D is finalising its final report.  The policy concerns the processes that must be followed in transferring from one registrar to another - with this part of the WG concentrating on specific issues.  Alan and I have been on the working group and the issues involving registrants - what we have focussed on are as follows:

In a previous IRTP WG, one of its recommendations was that the dispute options for registrants be developed for transfers - o include them in the current TDRP process.  After a lot of discussion, this WG decided that it would be too complex and, because the current policy (if expanded to include registrants) would open registrants to risk since the existing TDRP processes are costly and the losing party pays.  The difficulty for registrants is that the TDRP process must be initiated by registrars - who may not want to take up a disputed transfer on behalf of the registrant.  What the WG decided, instead, was to provide better, more comprehensible information accessible to registrants on transfer processes - thus letting registrants who dispute a transfer understand if the transfer is against ICANN policies and processes, and then go to ICANN Compliance, having Compliance take action.  So recommendations in this report recommends that clear understandable information be on the ICANN webs site and that links to that information are on registrars and resellers websites. (the report is politely critical of what is on the ICANN website now).

Other recommendations of interest is that outcomes of the TDRP are publicly available - not only for the industry but so registrants can find information about decisions on transfer disputes. 

It’s a long read, but the summary is helpful.

And and all feedback welcome to Alan or me since we are finalising the report so that it can be voted on at the LA meeting


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Lars Hoffmann <lars.hoffmann at icann.org>
> Subject: [gnso-irtpd] For your review - Draft Final Report
> Date: 11 September 2014 5:48:26 am AEST
> To: "gnso-irtpd at icann.org" <gnso-irtpd at icann.org>
> Dear all,
> Please find attached the latest version of the Final Report. Changes to the last version are redlined. Please see especially pages 16, 18, 20, 24, 26, and 28 – where the Group addressed the GDD comments during our last call.  

Whether dispute options for registrants should be developed and implemented as part of the policy (registrants currently depend on registrars to initiate a dispute on t   
> Please note that we are approaching fast the LA submission deadline: 22 September 2014. 
> Based on the discussion during the last calls, the assumption is that there is consensus among the Group for all recommendations as they currently stand, meaning we anticipate only minor non-substaitve edits from here on out. If you do not agree with this statement and/or plan to submit a minority statement, please indicate this on the list or, at the latest, during our next meeting, Monday 15 September.  
> Many thanks and best wishes,
> Lars

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