[bc-gnso] NCUC statement on vertical integration

George Kirikos icann at leap.com
Fri Sep 4 12:09:28 UTC 2009


I support there being a PDP for this topic, but not for this topic in
isolation. In particular, their reasoning:

"This issue must be resolved through the GNSO

Vertical separation of registries and registrars is a policy issue –
one of the most fundamental policies underlying ICANN’s regulation of
the domain name industry. And yet this important policy change is
being handled as if it were an “implementation” decision that can be
inserted into new gTLD contracts. Although ICANN’s management has
commissioned economist reports on the topic, there has been no GNSO
process to make a policy change. We fail to see how a policy as
important as this can be changed without a GNSO proceeding. We are
deeply concerned by what appears to be yet another case of staff-made
policy. "

also applies to issues like Elimination of Price Caps, and the IRT.
Those are major and fundamental *policy* changes. As such, they must
*all* be resolved through the GNSO before any new TLDs go forward.


George Kirikos

On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 1:56 AM, BC Secretariat<secretariat at bizconst.org> wrote:
> The Non-Commercial Users Constituency have requested a Policy Development
> Process to examine the issues of registry-registrar separation.  Their
> statment is attached.  The Council will vote on the NCUC motion at our next
> meeting in three weeks.  Based on our recent BC position paper, the BC
> Councilors expect to support the motion.
> Please reply with any comments or questions.
> Thanks,
> Mike
> Mike Rodenbaugh
> Rodenbaugh Law
> 548 Market Street
> San Francisco, CA  94104
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> www.rodenbaugh.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On
> Behalf Of Mary Wong
> Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 9:01 AM
> To: council at gnso.icann.org
> Subject: [Bulk] [council] NCUC statement on vertical integration
> Hi all
> To help move things along at Thursday's meeting, I'm attaching NCUC's
> statement on the issue of Registry/Registrar vertical integration to this
> email.
> I hope it will clarify some of the questions that some of you may have about
> why NCUC believes this is a policy issue for the GNSO. I would have sent it
> before today, but I took the weekend to see if other NCUC members had final
> comments or additions to make to it.
> Thank you!
> Best,
> Mary
> Mary W S Wong
> Professor of Law
> Franklin Pierce Law Center
> Two White Street
> Concord, NH 03301
> Email: mwong at piercelaw.edu
> Phone: 1-603-513-5143
> Webpage: http://www.piercelaw.edu/marywong/index.php
> Selected writings available on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
> at: http://ssrn.com/author=437584

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