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[registrars] RE: [registrar] FW: Proposed Domain Name Dispute Policy

I just saw this on the Register.com Web site:

'Please note: register.com's phone number is not published on the web site
because we are required to document each correspondence in a written format,
per ICANN guidelines.'

Hello? Can Register.com or ICANN or anyone else explain how this
interpretation comes about? I cannot for a moment believe that we are going
to have a situation where all 'ICANN accredited' Registrars cannot publish
their phone numbers on the Web site. We do a huge part of our business by


Ivan Pope
Managing Your Internet Identity

180-182 Tottenham Court Road
London, W1P 9LE
+44 171 291 3900 
+44 171 291 3939 (Fax)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew McLaughlin [mailto:mclaughlin@pobox.com]
> Sent: 22 June 1999 19:05
> To: registrar@registrar.icann.org
> Subject: [registrar] FW: Proposed Domain Name Dispute Policy
> In case anyone on this list has not seen the following:
> --Andrew
> -----Original Message-----
> From: testbed-return-42-mclaughlin=pobox.com@registrar.icann.org
> [mailto:testbed-return-42-mclaughlin=pobox.com@registrar.icann.org] On
> Behalf Of JIMBRAMSON@aol.com
> Sent: Friday, June 18, 1999 7:49 PM
> To: registrars@dnso.org; testbed@registrar.icann.org
> Cc: Louis_L._Touton@jonesday.com; rforman@register.com;
> lgaviser@register.com; rrodin@skadden.com; slevi@skadden.com
> Subject: Proposed Domain Name Dispute Policy
> To all Testbed and Post-Testbed Registrars:
> Attached please find a draft Domain Name Dispute Policy that 
> was prepared by
> our counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.  The draft 
> is based upon
> Annex IV to the Final Report on the WIPO Domain Name Process, 
> but is written
> in an informal style intended to be more accessible to the 
> average consumer.
> In particular, the attached draft policy incorporates WIPO's concepts
> regarding arbitration for the narrow category of disputes relating to
> abusive
> registration and the limited remedies available through the 
> arbitration
> process.  This draft policy does not include WIPO's 
> suggestions regarding
> exclusions of "famous marks."  Since the use of "famous mark" 
> exclusions is
> still a hotly contested issue, we believe that WIPO's 
> proposal should not be
> adopted until there is a broader consensus on this issue.
> As you know, ICANN has passed a resolution that there should 
> be a unified
> domain name dispute policy.  We are therefore soliciting 
> comments on this
> draft from the other accredited registrars.  In order to complete this
> policy
> for use by the testbed registrars as soon as possible, we are 
> asking that
> all
> comments be provided to us no later than Friday, June 25.  We are also
> asking
> that each registrar submit no more than one set of comments, 
> to streamline
> the process.  All comments should be sent to RRODIN@SKADDEN.COM and
> SLEVI@SKADDEN.COM.  Skadden will then circulate a revised policy
> incorporating comments received from the other registrars, 
> and identifying
> any points not incorporated and the reason for not including 
> them (e.g., in
> the event of disagreement among registrars).
> Please note that AOL and register.com have paid for the 
> creation of this
> draft policy without any contribution from any other 
> registrar.  Since we
> are
> opening up this work product to solicit your feedback with the goal of
> developing a policy that will be acceptable to and uniformly 
> adopted by all
> of the registrars, we are asking that all participating registrars
> contribute
> to the work Skadden will undertake going forward to review 
> and incorporate
> your respective comments.  We are asking that each registrar 
> who submits
> comments or who expects to adopt the policy that is being created,
> contribute
> $1,000 towards this effort.  Payments should be payable to 
> America Online,
> Inc. and sent to Jim Bramson, America Online, Inc., 22000 AOL 
> Way, Dulles,
> VA
> 20166.  Once the project is completed, if the registrars have 
> collectively
> contributed more than necessary to cover Skadden's bills, we 
> will provide
> pro
> rata reimbursements, or at the contributors' request, donate 
> the excess
> funds
> to the Registrar Constituency.
> Please contact us with any questions you may have.  Thank you for your
> cooperation.
> Jim Bramson (AOL)
> Rich Forman (register.com)