[nc-org] Precis of changes in the new draft
Brief synopsis of what has changed:
Intro: no change.
Clarifies that while INITIAL DELEGATION is made to an organization
"controlled by noncommercial .org registrants," ongoing governance
is open to ALL org registrants.
Deleted statement about "articles of incorporation and bylaws restricting
activities of the corp. to management and operation of the .org domain."
Paragraph about required financial resources, formerly 3a, moved here
where it belongs.
2a: no change
2b: Bullet points 2 and 3 collapsed, to say now:
"Must not attempt to impose any new prior restrictions on people or organizations attempting to register names, or propose any new dispute initiation procedures that could result in the cancellation of domain delegations. The UDRP would apply as per section 5 below, however."
2c: heading changed to "Surplus funds."
Language added regarding how applicants must describe how
they plan to use surplus funds. Some attempt to bound acceptable
and unacceptable uses of surplus funds.
2d: no change
2e: new sentence added to strengthen importance of
differentiation: "Differentiation of the domain is a key policy objective in the transition, and new marketing practices are the primary tool for achieving that objective."
Former 3a moved to Section 1
All of the other words replaced with this:
"Applicants should meet all requirements needed to qualify for the $5 million endowment from Verisign. Applications should describe how they propose to utilize the endowment and the timing of its use."
Deleted mention of specific protocols and replaced with the general
statement, "Protocols used by the new registry should minimize transitional expenses for registrars."
Delete "one cycle" statement as per Touton's request as