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[registrars] Conference Call Summary
To all registrars,
Thank you to everyone who participated in yesterday's conference call. It
was a great discussion of issues that affect all of us. For those of you
who could not attend, here is a brief summary of the discussion.
Jeff Field, NameSecure.com; Paul Roeder, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati;
Michael Levin, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Ivan Vachovsky, A+Net; Jim
Bramson, AOL; Ken Stubbs, CORE; Marilyn Cade, AT&T; Michael Palage,
InfoNetworks; Suzanne Balor,Webtrends; Stewart Levi, Scaden, Matthew
Cockman, AIT; Jason Hendeles, A Technology Company, Inc.; Lauren Gaviser,
Register.com; Bob Connely, Procurement Services International; Timothy
Denten, Tucows; Christopher Kruk, NetNation Communications Inc.; Bruce
Beckwith, Network Solutions; Paul Stahura, eNom, Inc.
(hope we didn't leave anyone out, misspell names or hook you up with the
wrong company...let me know)
As a summary of the discussion, individuals representing registrars brought
up specific points of contention within the agreements. Overall, however,
all participants agreed that a consensus is needed among registrars to
effect change in Los Angeles. The point was made that registrars cannot
afford to create controversy within the constituency and that registrars
must work collectively to present their issues. These issues included:
(1) ultimately, the creation of a level playing field for every concerned
(2) ending the perpetuated monopoly for NSI
(3) that the proceeds (likely to exceed $1 billion) from the sale of NSI's
registry business not advantage NSI's newly formed registrar business
It was decided that more information is needed about the process behind
ICANN's voting. All 18 members are scheduled to vote at the conference and
the meeting is expected to be open to the public. The last day to file
comments is October 28, 1999.
Participants agreed to the following action items:
(1) Make sure every concerned registrar submits comments before the
deadline, either by signing on to comments already posted, or by submitting
(2) Make sure ICANN is aware that all concerned registrars are filing comments.
(3) Research the process behind ICANN's vote.
(4) Participate in another conference call set for Tuesday, October 26 at
2:30 p.m. PDT. The call will be closed until 3:15 p.m. PDT at which time
representatives from ICANN and DoC will be invited to participate in the call.
(5) Meet in Los Angeles prior to the DNSO meeting to discuss collaborative
efforts of all concerned registrars.
Again, thank you to everyone who participated. We changed the time of the
next conference call with the hope of accommodating everyone's schedule.
For the call, again dial 1-800-475-6896 and mention "NameSecure.com" or
"Jeff Field" (we'll send another notice the day before).
Remember, the deadline for filing comments is October 28, 1999. BTW, for
those of you who agree with our letter (posted to the ICANN Public Comment
Forum), I would sincerely appreciate your support. Please feel free to
contact me directly at email@example.com. I look forward to working
with all of you to effect the changes we need to level the playing field
once and for all.
Jeff Field firstname.lastname@example.org
1042 Country Club Dr., Ste. 1-A phone: 925-377-1212, ext. 100
Moraga, CA 94566-0127 fax: 925-377-1414