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Re: [registrars] Teleconference re: Post Testbed Phase
For those of you who haven't seen this yet, it looks like DoC is ready to make
an announcement tomorrow:
Ken, I also have some additional thoughts on the agenda for the teleconference:
1. internic.net as a public resource and signpost for all registrars
2. equal terms to all resellers -- as we all know, NSI currently does not hold
its resellers accountable if the end customer defaults on payment (see NSI's
business account agreement at
3. the cost of doing business should be the same for all registrars -- if the
end customer defaults, the registrars lose $18 to the registry; NSI loses
nothing (NSI registrar pays NSI registry $18)
Ken Stubbs wrote:
> fellow registrars
> we have had a significant number of positive responses on the proposal to
> hold a teleconference . It is clear that there are many questions that need
> to be answered and a significant need for bringing all the registrars as
> up-to-date as possible.
> i talked to representatives from ICANN and they have indicated that they
> feel that a conference of this nature would be most beneficial and they
> would be happy to participate.
> feedback from the registrars who have responded so far indicates a strong
> need for a specific agenda and following up on that , i am suggesting that
> we start a thread for tentative agenda items . there are many questions and
> concerns regarding various policies and procedures that will come out of
> this agreement and also a need for more specific timelines for
> implementation of programs such as the UDRP.
> i also feel that this would be an excellent opportunity for us to "put our
> two cents worth" in regarding our thoughts on funding as well.
> we all recognize that, at this point in time, we are still waiting for some
> definitive action here... but comments from the other registrars seem to
> indicate that there are currently definitive issues that need elaboration,
> regardless of the final outcome of the negotiations. i will start with a
> couple of items specific item (no priority intended here)
> 1. when can we expect some definitive reports on the testbed phase ?
> 2..how can we make the transfer process more efficient and less cumbersome
> 3. what about the concept of uniform "handles" ? is this possible how can
> we make this process as effective and efficient as possible?
> 3. what can we as registrars do to more effectively deal with providing
> input and the front end of the policy making process rather than being
> forced to react at the back end
> we are looking forward to hearing more from all of you and to your
> participation... so please lets hear
> your thought on agenda items etc.
> best wishes
> Ken Stubbs
> e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
> ICQ#: 18781607
> Tel: 1 352 750-9776
Director of Strategic Initiatives