I have forwarded you in the past policy documents from the dot-org task
force i have been involved in and as this process starts to move forward it is
imperative that we registrars more deeply consider the
impact on our operations and business plans that a re-delegation or the ".org"
tld may have.
i am proposing to the group that we establish a "workforce" to evaluate
the impact on our group from this re-delegation. we also need to start
to develop guidelines to assist the ICANN staff in developing RFP's
which take into consideration the impact on registrars and place no undue
financial burdens on us a a group.
as a preliminary suggestion, we need to evaluate and make specific
recommendations (if we can arrive at a concensus) on
the impacts of transition to "thick" vs staying with "thin" models
timing of the transition
protection of the registrars for any liability arising out of policy
changes or change to "thick" vs current registry models. (this is
where data protection & privacy liabilities may come into place)
cost of changes in protocols should they be modified in
protection against imposition of any new fees for registrars affiliating
with the new registry manager for ".org"
needless to say there are many other issues which need to be "vetted" and
it is important for us to get organized here and be in a position to provide
input into this RFP process as it develops rather than sitting by the wayside
and letting it be "imposed on us"..
this is a job which will require input from numerous parties but the
impact on us all is significant PLUS it sets a good precedence for us to
insure that our voice is heard in the future when expansion is contemplated
and future RFP's issued.
i look forward to your reactions on this issue