[nc-org] Dot Org RFP
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 02:22:41 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Elisabeth Porteneuve <Elisabeth.Porteneuve@cetp.ipsl.fr>
Subject: [council] Dot Org RFP
The reactivated NC Dot Org TF has been set at the NC of 24 April 2002
with the single task of providing comments to the NC on the Dot Org RFP.
Subsequent to that request, the Dot Org TF convened a teleconference
with Louis Touton on 30 April, to make a tour de table of matters of
interest before RFC publication, mainly understanding of operational
and financial elements and related facts.
This teleconference was considered very useful.
On 1 May the RFC has been posted on ICANN web site
The Non Commercial constituency was the only one commenting on the
posted RFP draft. While in general comfortable with the RFP,
the Non Commercial constituency emitted three minor comments:
(1) to have in written that neither restriction or possible
eviction of existing registrants will ever happen in Dot Org;
(2) to consider the support from the Dot Org community as
an important factor in the selection of Dot Org Registry
(3) to state that Appenix K, which is a list of reserved domain
names, does not apply to Dot Org (where all that names have
been already registered since a long time).
The Non Commercial constituency suggested that RFP could require
registry operators to avoid exclusive agreements with Non-Profit
organizations that are bidding for control of .org, so that any
non-profit would have access to the same commercial operator on
the same terms.
This would address many of the concerns about fake non-profits
being put forward, and would make it easier for the Board to choose
both: the best non-profit bidder and the best registry operator.
An issue of possible conflict of interest of ICANN Board member
Dr. Robert Blokzijl, in the context of the reassignment of .ORG,
has been reported to the NC Dot Org TF mailing list, see:
On a personal note, I wish that the divestment of Dot Org
preserves stability, an equal traitement of Registrants,
and at the same time brings diversity and competition.