disagree Philip. The Board was asking for only that relevant to the
Wait List Service. It was not an open invitation to explore
deletions as a whole. I agree someone will have to address these
deletions issues (when someone figures out what the issues are). We have
way too much work to do on transfers. The role of Task Forces is
to discuss narrow issues.
some point a task force needs to be absolved. Look at other policy and
technical bodies. All of them are asked to address extremely narrow
issues. Once that narrow issue is addressed, the Task Force
disbands. A new Task Force should be commissioned with respect to
deletions. Diversity of membership to the task force, diversity of
leadership, and diversity of opinions needs to be
previously stated, my constituency has not authorized me to discuss deletions
and personally I do not have the time to take up deletions as well. So,
if the transfer task force takes up deletions, I would
respectfully ask that I be allowed to go back to my constituency to get a
different representative. I would like to continue working on
the transfers issue however and can still devote the time to
Again, I implore you Philip to raise the issue with the NC. I
also implore the Names Council to come up with an extremely narrow charter on
the work of the new task force on deletions.
For the record allow me to remind you what the Names
Council has asked of the Transfers Task Force.
11 October 201 The NC resolved to establish a Transfers
The NC meeting of 29 May confirmed the referral of
the ICANN board request on WLS to the Transfers TF and in addition
adopted the following outline for the broader issues raised:
"- Deletion issue,
- Possible solutions
- Verisign Wait Listing Service proposal
The report will comment on
- the status of deletions,
- possible steps for ICANN to take on
the redemption policy
- options to ameliorate harm done to
- ways of lessening the load on Registries
- the Wait Listing
Service proposal from Verisign."
By this action the NC has assumed that the Transfers TF would
produce recommendations to the NC on the relevant policy issues surrounding
transfers, deletes, WLS, redemption grace period. The NC has not established
any other body to do this work.
It was left to the TF to prioritise the issues and its
order of work. If that means constituencies choose to change their reps to
bring expertise as the subject matter of the TF changes, that
is acceptable, prudent and efficient.