[bc-gnso] RE: Revised Draft BC Position on Establishing Standard Contract for UDRP Providers

Deutsch, Sarah B sarah.b.deutsch at verizon.com
Tue Oct 19 22:17:26 UTC 2010


I just spoke to Phil about this.  I don't disagree with the premise that UDRP providers should be subject to uniform standards especially with respect to experience, expertise, quality, etc, but I have serious concerns with our BC document calling for a "contract" with ICANN since I believe it's important that dispute resolution providers maintain their independence from ICANN and not be subject to regulation from ICANN.    My attached edits primarily address this point.

Note today that providers are approved by ICANN with the Approval Process information located at http://www.icann.org/en/dndr/udrp/provider-approval-process.htm

I believe it would be useful to do a deeper dive into what we'd like to see beefed up in the approval process perhaps using the form above as a start.


Sarah B. Deutsch
Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Verizon Communications
Phone: 703-351-3044
Fax: 703-351-3670

From: owner-bc-gnso at icann.org [mailto:owner-bc-gnso at icann.org] On Behalf Of Phil Corwin
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 6:16 PM
To: bc-gnso at icann.org
Subject: [bc-gnso] Revised Draft BC Position on Establishing Standard Contract for UDRP Providers
Importance: High

Last week our Chair, Marilyn Cade, circulated a marked up version of the draft position statement on this issue that was originally drafted by me and subsequently edited by Mike Rodenbaugh. This morning, Berry Cobb suggested that the position statement should be cross-reference one of the pending recommendations of the RAPWG.

I regards these suggestions as "friendly amendments" and have revised the draft statement to take account of them. Two versions of an updated draft are attached -- one is a redline markup of what Marilyn forwarded, and the other is a clean version of same.

Marilyn also inquired whether there would be a cut off date at which the draft would be locked down for final consideration by BC members. As the comment must be filed by Thursday, October 28, iI would suggest that we lock down the draft no later than this Thursday or Friday, if that is in compliance with BC administrative rules.

Thanks again to all who have voiced support for this position staement and have suggested improvements.

Philip S. Corwin
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