[IOT] REMINDER - IRP IOT at 5:00 UTC Wednesday 7 Aug

Greg Shatan gregshatanipc at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 12:39:49 UTC 2016

Stopping the clock while an RFR proceeds is a different issue, and one
which we can consider discretely. How is that currently handled?  I
wouldn't be surprised to find out the clock already stops when an RFR is

On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, Malcolm Hutty <malcolm at linx.net> wrote:

> On 07/09/2016 00:15, Malcolm Hutty wrote:
> > 4. We haven't given any thought to how the 45 day bar limits the
> > opportunity to conduct a sensible dialogue with ICANN prior to
> > committing to litigation. Indeed, there is supposed to be a formal
> > Cooperative Engagement Process. Is the Complainant supposed to file an
> > IRP, then start the CEP? Or do the CEP, then file? If the latter, I'm
> > not aware a CEP has ever been as short as 45 days. At the very least,
> > our rules should clarify this.
> Apologies for replying to self to amplify this point, but another
> thought occurred: we have previously assumed that in many cases at least
> before a Complainant resorts to an IRP they would first file a Request
> for Reconsideration.
> I think that where a satisfactory resolution can be achieved through the
> R4R route, this should be encouraged: it will be faster and less costly,
> and is less confrontational. It would be a shame if the time bar meant
> that Complainants could not use it, for fear of losing the opportunity
> to bring an IRP.
> Malcolm.
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