[IOTF] Update on RZMA

Paul M Kane - CWG paul.kane-cwg at icb.co.uk
Wed Apr 20 18:50:04 UTC 2016


Just for info......  I remember as part of Verisign's current contract to
operate .COM that NTIA had the option to review (regulate) the pricing of .COM
names - who will have that oversight post transition?

For background ..... Before NTIA stepped in, ICANN in the past allowed .COM name
prices to increase dramatically as they claimed a slice of the .COM increase....
so prices were in effect (un)regulated




Quoting Russ Housley <housley at vigilsec.com>:

> Trang:
> Akram’s blog says:
>       ... One of the tasks that must be completed is for ICANN and Verisign
>    to enter into a Root Zone Maintainer Agreement (RZMA). Another is to
>    extend the .com Registry Agreement to run for the same term as the
>    RZMA, which ICANN and Verisign believe enhances the security,
>    stability and resiliency of the root zone infrastructure.  

> The RMZA and then .com registry agreement are both important, and
> they both have an impact on the security, stability and resiliency of the
> root zone infrastructure.  However, I do not understand the need for
> them to have the same term.
> I do not want to spend valuable time on the call on this topic, but a
> short note to the list about this would be helpful to me.
> Russ
> On Apr 13, 2016, at 5:56 PM, Trang Nguyen via IOTF <iotf at icann.org> wrote:
> > All,
> > 
> > There was a request for an update regarding the Root Zone Maintainer
> Agreement (RZMA) to be provided on today’s IOTF call. As ICANN was unable to
> provide this update on the call due to time constraint, this update is being
> sent to the IOTF mail list.
> > 
> > On 16 March 2016, Akram published a blog that provided an update regarding
> the ongoing discussions that ICANN and Verisign are engaged in to finalize
> the RZMA. The blog can be found at
> > 
> > Since the publication of this blog, ICANN and Verisign continue to engage
> in discussions to finalize the few remaining open items. The target
> completion date that we shared with the CWG on the last call two weeks ago
> was mid-April. Although ICANN and Verisign have made progress, that target
> completion date will be pushed to end of April. Once a draft RZMA is
> finalized, it will be posted for public review.
> > 
> > Warm regards,
> > 
> > Trang Nguyen

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