[At-Large] Fwd: Call for Volunteers: Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group Members - Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part D

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Sat Jan 26 00:36:43 UTC 2013

This new PDP will be looking at several issues 
that have the potential to impact all gTLD registrants.

For those not familiar with the term FOA, it 
means Forms of Authorization - standardized forms 
for registrars to request and confirm transfers.

I would appreciate if people who join this WG 
also let me know so that I can brief them on additional issues.


>Call for Volunteers: Policy Development Process 
>(PDP) Working Group Members - Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part D
>In Brief
>The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) 
>Council seeks volunteers to serve on a Working 
>Group that will address issues related to the 
>transfer of domain names between registrars. 
>After investigating and considering specific 
>issues (detailed below), the Working Group is 
>expected to recommend how to handle these 
>issues, which could include proposals for 
>changes to the existing 
>Transfer Policy (a consensus policy adopted in 2004).
>What This Group Will Do
>The initial tasks of the group will be to 
>consider the following six questions[1] and make 
>relevant recommendations to the GNSO Council:
>a)      Whether reporting requirements for 
>registries and dispute providers should be 
developed, in order to make precedent and 
>trend information available to the 
>and allow reference to past cases in dispute submissions;
>b)      Whether additional provisions should be 
>included in the TDRP (Transfer Dispute 
>Resolution Policy) on how to handle disputes 
>when multiple transfers have 
>c)      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 
their behalf);
>d)      Whether requirements or best practices 
>should be put into place for registrars to make 
>information on transfer dispute resolution options available to registrants;
>e)      Whether existing penalties for policy 
>violations are sufficient or if additional 
>provisions/penalties for specific violations should be added into the policy;
>f)       Whether the universal adoption and 
>implementation of EPP AuthInfo codes has eliminated the need of FOAs.
>How This Group Will Work
>ICANN Working Groups use transparent, open 
>processes. The meetings of this WG will be 
>recorded, and the recordings will be available 
>to the public. The mailing list for the IRTP 
>Part D WG will be archived publicly. Working 
>Group members are expected to submit Statements 
>of Interest (SOI). The group will collaborate 
>using a public workspace. The Working Group is 
>expected to follow the 
>Working Group Guidelines.
>How to Join
>The Council invites interested parties to 
>provide names of expected participants who can 
>then be added to the WG mailing list. The GNSO 
>Council may also invite stakeholders and experts 
>to join. Participants in the Working Group that 
>addressed IRTP Part C are especially encouraged 
>to apply. Community members who wish to be 
>invited to join the group should contact the 
><mailto:gnso.secretariat at icann.org?subject=Application%20to%20Join%20IRTP%20Part%20C%20Working%20Group>GNSO 
>secretariat (gnso.secretariat at icann.org). This 
>WG is already forming; please apply promptly.
>Transfer Policy (IRTP) is a consensus policy 
>adopted in 2004 to provide a straightforward 
>procedure for domain name holders to transfer 
>domain names between registrars. An overall 
>review of this policy identified areas that 
>require clarification or improvement. At its 
>meeting on 17 January 2013, the Generic Names 
>Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council passed a 
>resolution chartering a Policy Development 
>Process (PDP) Working Group (WG) to address the 
>topic of Inter-Registrar Transfer Policies 
>(IRTP) Part D. Because the initial review 
>identified a wide range of issues related to 
>transferring domain names, the issues have been 
>categorized into subsets. This Working Group 
>will tackle the issues referred to as "Part D".
>Glen de Saint Géry
>GNSO Secretariat
>gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org
>[1] See the final 
>Report on the IRTP Part D for further details on each of these issues.

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