[nc-transfer] FW: Official gTLD Statement on the Wait List Service
Thanks for this posting, Jeff; I have forwarded to the TR-TF.
From: Neuman, Jeff [mailto:Jeff.Neuman@neustar.us]
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 10:34 AM
To: Cade,Marilyn S - LGA; 'firstname.lastname@example.org';
Cc: 'email@example.com'; 'firstname.lastname@example.org'; 'email@example.com';
Subject: Official gTLD Statement on the Wait List Service
Dear Transfer Task Force/Names Council,
The gTLD Constituency, which represents both the sponsored and unsponsored
gTLD registries, has had the opportunity to review the DNSO Transfer Task
Force's Report on the Wait List Service ("Report") presented to the Board at
the ICANN meeting in Bucharest. As we have consistently stated within the
Transfer Task Force, the gTLD constituency has several serious concerns with
the report and the process behind producing that Report, which prevent us
from giving it our support.
More specifically, the constituency unanimously believes that the Report
delves into matters that are beyond the scope of any policy task force and
certainly are not appropriate for the policy consensus process. These
matters include, but are not limited to: (1) whether a Registry Service can
be introduced by a Registry Operator; and (2) the price of a Registry
Service. We believe that such issues are related to the business of the
individual registry and are more appropriate for the market place to
regulate rather than ICANN.
In light of these, we strongly believe that VeriSign's proposed amendment to
Appendix G be approved by ICANN and that they be allowed to introduce the
Wait List Service.
*We want to note for the record that because of VeriSign's inherent interest
in this issue, VeriSign did not participate in the gTLD Constituency's
discussion of this particular issue.
Thank you for this opportunity to present our comments and we would be happy
to answer any questions that you may have.
Jeffrey J. Neuman, Esq.
Chair, gTLD Registry Constituency