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[registrars] Minutes from Santiago Constituency Meeting
Santiago Chile, DNSO -Registrar Constituency Meeting
Michael D. Palage InfoNetworks Member
Len Bayles AllWest Communications Member
Lauren Gaviser Register.com Member
Rita Rodin Skadden Arps Observer
Amadeau Abril Nominalia Member
Muhamad Zulkapley CMC Malaysia Observer
Maryann McCormick AT&T Member
David Rivera AOL Member
Monika Borgers Alabanza Member
Carlos Martinez Antel Observer
Eva Trolich NIC-SE Observer
Ann-Catherine Anderson Telia Observer
Louis Touton ICANN Observer
Hartmut Richard Glaser FAPESP-BR Observer
Karen Rose DOC-NTIA Observer
Clive Flory Melbourne IT Member
Teresra Sobreviela InterDomain Member
Maria Equiran InterDomain Member (non-voting)
Ken Stubbs CORE Member
Tom Barrett NetNames Member
Neeran Saraf Saraf Software Solutions Observer
David Graves Network Solutions Observer
David Johnson Wilmer Cutler Observer
Marilyn Cade AT&T Member (non-voting)
Desiree Miloshevic Virtual Internet Member
Stephan Welzel DENIC Observer
* Call to Order
* Review of Membership
* Adoption of Robert's Rules
* Adoption of Agenda
* Unfinished business - ccTLDs
* Quorum / Participation
Amending Charter for quorum 25-33% on certain issues, mailing list for other
sustentative issues. Votebot for full participation.
* Voting (public/private)
Serious discussion needed - issue to be resolved by Votebot by entire
constituency. Non-binding straw vote 8 voting results private, 2 votes
public. All voting results would be subject to review by neutral 3rd party.
* Permanent Elections
Move forward 9 in favor 1 no-comment. Geographic diversity
* Straw vote on dispute policy
* Harmonization of WG-A, Uniform Dispute Policy, & WIPO Report
(1) Costs - allocations (WIPO & DNSO yes) UDP defers to providers rules.
(2) Who chooses Dispute Service Provider - WIPO & DNSO Claimant chooses,
UDP - Claimant or Registrar
(3) Need for central database
(4) Ability to go to court:
WIPO said 3d party complainant or domain holder can go to court at any time.
Discretion of panel to discontinue/hold proceedings
DNSO/WG-A can go to court at any time - proceeding automatically put on hold
UDP - Neither 3d party complainant or domain name holder may not go to court
until after conclusion of proceedings
Note: DNSO/WG-A and UDP can be harmonized
Note: Registrar will provide no gatekeeper functions for beginning of
* Testbed RSA CA concerns
AllWest Concern: Difficulties for US based registrars. Group license.
Limited term of patent protection within US.
* Testbed software SRS
Alabanza need for choice in software: use SRS or develop own?
* Testbed Whois concerns data format
Need for uniform data format? Uniform NIC handles?
* Straw vote of domain availability instant / delayed
Nine members voted in favor of instant access to domain name availability
although there was almost universal concern involving the implementation
mechanism. This issue and implementation discussion will be deferred to the
entire Registrar constituency. One member voted in favor of the current
* Straw vote of Whois date centralized or fragmented.
Defer until further input available from technical representative from each
* Common Whois data format:
Nine members voted in favor of uniform data format in accordance to those
fields set forth in the ICANN agreement. There was a consensus that this
should be the first step in any Whois discussions.
* Registrar warehousing/reselling/trafficing of domain names
Need to prevent against Registrars being viewed as a cybersquatting. Problem
of credit card charge backs. Is there a need for a charge back/credit with
NSI (registry). Conflict /ethical concerns. Need for debate among entire
constituency. Options available to implement safeguards
* Participation in Working Groups (B & C)
Need to increase participation. Working Group C is of vital importance to
the Registrar constituency.
* Testbed Xfer Fees and Procedures
Domain name portability is vital to competition, current fees are
unreasonable. Concern over administrative costs - min. overhead.
* Straw vote of voluntary payment of ICANN fee
Yes to $1 ( )
Support Funding in principal ( )
No Comment ( )
* Potential nomination to ICANN board.