[bc-gnso] Outline for discussion of RAA comments today

Marilyn Cade marilynscade at hotmail.com
Thu May 2 16:25:01 UTC 2013

Apologies to miss call today, and yesterday. Will read transcripts of course, and try to provide relevant comments. Pre existing commitmebts precluded availabilty.  

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-----Original Message-----
From: Steve DelBianco <sdelbianco at netchoice.org>
Date: Thu, 2 May 2013 14:26:16 
To: <bc-gnso at icann.org>
Subject: [bc-gnso] Outline for discussion of RAA comments today

Here's an outline for today's member discussion of BC comments on the RAA.  (11am eastern US time) 

Public Comment page is 
here <http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/proposed-raa-22apr13-en.htm> .   The proposed final RAA is 
here <http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/raa/proposed-agreement-22apr13-en.pdf > . Initial comments due 13-May 
 1. Privacy/Proxy Specification (link <http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/raa/proposed-registrant-rights-responsibilities-22apr13-en.pdf> ) 
 There is no Service level specified for timing and methods to relay communications and reveal data to complainant. 
 2. Whois  
 Maintain bulk access to Whois (port 43) 
 "Willful provision of inaccurate or unreliable whois information" as basis to suspend a registration ( 
 If Registrant data isn't validated in 15 days, should registrations be suspended during manual validation?    
 Should same accuracy requirement apply to Account Holder data as well? 
 3. Enforcement of Registrant Rights (link <http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/raa/proposed-registrant-rights-responsibilities-22apr13-en.pdf> ), in particular: 
"You shall not be subject to false advertising or deceptive practices by your Registrar or though any proxy or privacy services made available by your Registrar. This includes deceptive notices, hidden fees, and any practices that are illegal under the consumer protection law of your residence." 
 Do we need additional clarity in order to enforce Registrar obligations?   Proposed RAA says:   
RAA 3.7.10     Registrar shall publish on its website(s) and/or provide a link to the Registrants' Rights and Responsibilities Specification attached hereto and shall not take any action inconsistent with the corresponding provisions of this Agreement or applicable law. 
 Note: during the Beijing meeting, ICANN attorney Samantha Eisner told the BC that Public comment would be particularly valuable in these areas:   
Registrant rights & responsibilities.  This was drafted by registrars. 
Validation of registrant data (registrant and account holder?) 
Penalties for inaccurate data 
Registrars want to drop Port 43 access for thick registries 
Unilateral amendment by ICANN.  
 Steve DelBianco 
 Executive Director 
 http://www.NetChoice.org and http://blog.netchoice.org 

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