[bc-gnso] Invitation to attend Registry/Registrar Separation Models conference call on 19 October, 2009 at 14:00 UTC.

BC Secretariat secretariat at bizconst.org
Fri Oct 9 04:26:14 UTC 2009

Title:    Interactive Session on Registry/Registrar Separation Models
When:  Monday, 19 October, 2009

Time:   14:00 to 17:00 UTC

Dear ICANN Community Member:

You are cordially invited to participate in a public, interactive, 
conference call discussion on registry/registrar separation models. This 
session has been scheduled to provide ample opportunity for community input 
on registry-registrar separation requirements in new gTLDs, and to respond 
to several
requests for more public sessions on this topic.  If you are unable to 
attend this session, there will be another opportunity to discuss this topic 
at the "Registry/Registrar Separation Discussion" forum on Monday, 26 
October, 15:00 - 16:30, at the ICANN Seoul meeting. Recordings and 
presentations from both of these events will be publicly posted. 
Alternatively, you may choose to  send your comments on this issue to the 
version 3 Draft Applicant Guidebook public forum, which is open through 22 
November 2009.

Session Details:

As space is limited, this is an invitation-only event. If you would like to 
attend, please RSVP via email to <rrseparationwebinar at icann.org> prior to 
COB on October 14, 2009 to secure your place. An email reminder will be sent 
to registered individuals before the event with all log-in and dial-in 
details.   Please DO NOT reply to this email or RSVP to ICANN Staff members.

IMPORTANT – call for additional presenters!

If you or a community representative wish to present at this session, please 
email Carole Cornell <carole.cornell at icann.org> and Kurt Pritz 
<kurt.pritz at icann.org>no later than 13 October 2009. Please include in this 
email a paragraph describing your proposed presentation, your (short) 
biography and, if possible, a photo. Each prospective presenter will be 
notified by 14 October whether their presentation can be accommodated, and 
presenters also will receive details on speaking time and other 
requirements. All presentations must be submitted to 
carole.cornell at icann.org by 16 October 2009.

Since the conference call time is limited, presentation slots will be given 
to the Registrar and Registry Constituencies, and remaining slots will be 
offered first to representatives for the At-Large Advisory Committee, the 
Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group, and the Commercial Stakeholder Group. 
After presenters are set, a detailed agenda and information on speakers will 
be distributed.

The session is scheduled for three hours and will be conducted in English 
only.  During the conference call, slides will be presented via Adobe 
Connect, a dial-in conference bridge will be provided for audio, and 
questions may be submitted using the Q&A function of Adobe Connect. All 
questions and answers received, as well as the audio recording of the 
session and materials used during the presentation, will be posted on ICANN’s 

Session Description:

The initial agenda is included below.  This session will focus on models for 
proposed structural/organizational separation requirements. Multiple models 
will be presented and discussed, and opportunities for Q&A will be provided.

Interactive Session on Registry-Registrar Separation.

Initial Agenda

Moderator: Joe Sims

Presenters: Steve Salop and others to be determined. ICANN is soliciting 
presentations that will be made according to the agenda and rules below. If 
there are more offers of presentations than there is time permitted than 
representatives from the registrar constituency, registry constituency and 
the community at-large will be given a preference.

Agenda and conduct of the session will follow these lines:

Dr. Steve Salop will make an introduction: briefly describing the subject 
matter and describing the results of recent consultations with certain 
registries and registrars.

Joe Sims will describe the rules for participating in the session.

A presenter will describe a model for proposed structural/organization 
separation requirement. Each presentation should include slides and last 
about 20 minutes. The model should: (1) define and address organizational 
separation requirements (co-ownership or affiliation); (2) structural 
separation requirements; (3) if the model proposes that co-ownership be 
permitted, describe what limits or restrictions should be placed on the 
affiliated parties; (4) also describe the benefits or harms avoided to 
registrants through the proposed model.

After each presentation, the presenter will answer questions. The moderator 
or Steve Salop may ask clarifying questions. Session attendees can ask 
questions through the interactive format by typing in questions. All 
questions are actually posed by the moderator who will read the questions 
typed in by the participants and, depending on volume, select from them. 
Selection will be based on asking at least a representative sample of all 
This will be followed by another presentation. It is anticipated that there 
will be 4-5 presentations.

Initial Speaker Information:

Joe Sims – Moderator is a Senior Antitrust Partner, Jones Day.

Steve Salop – Professor of Law and Economics, Georgetown University Law 
Center; former Associate Director for Special Projects and Industry 
Analysis, Bureau of Economics, US Federal Trade Commission; former Economist 
at Civil Aeronautics Board/Federal Reserve Board; prolific author and 

We are looking forward to your participation.


Denise Michel, Vice President, Policy
Kurt Pritz, Senior Vice President, Services

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