[At-Large] IRTP C

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Mon Jun 25 15:30:46 UTC 2012

The following message was just sent to the ALAC list.

At 25/06/2012 11:21 AM, Alan Greenberg wrote:
>I was asked to review the Initial Report of the Inter-Registrar 
>Transfer Policy Part C PDP WG, and recommend whether the ALAC should 
>comment on it, and if so, to draft a comment.
>The call for comments can be found at 
>and the Interim Report at English version of the report can be found 
>(other languages at first link).
>The Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) is primarily focused on 
>the transfer of a registered domain name from one registrar to 
>another. However, at the time of Registrar Transfer, there is often 
>also a change of who the registrant is, yet the IRTP is silent on 
>any aspect of that. Since transfers of this sort are often 
>associated with domain hijacking, it should certainly be of concern 
>to At-Large and ALAC.
>The PDP is also looking at a number of other aspects of IRTP 
>including how Registrars are identified (currently some registries 
>use proprietary identifications).
>I strongly recommend that the ALAC comment on this report and my 
>draft comment follows. The initial comment period closes on July 5th.
>The ALAC supports the general direction that the IRTP C PDP WG is 
>heading. Specifically, the ALAC strongly supports all measures the 
>will reduce the possibility of domain hijacking while still 
>providing legitimate registrants the ability to change registrars.
>The ALAC similarly supports all efforts to formally define the 
>process by which the registrant of record can be changed, with 
>implicit safeguards to inhibit hijacking. The ALAC does not have 
>strong views as to whether this needs to be a separate consensus 
>policy of not, but the overall results and benefits to registrants 
>should not be diminished by this decision.
>The ALAC supports the requirement to have all gTLDs use the IANA 
>Registrar IDs (in addition to any proprietary ones if desired).
>Lastly, the report could benefit from a clearer overview describing 
>the change of registrar and registrant processes.

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