[IOTF] Update on RZMA

Trang Nguyen trang.nguyen at icann.org
Tue Apr 26 00:33:19 UTC 2016

Dear Paul,

Thank you for your message about the RZMA and the extension of the .COM
registry agreement.  This is simply an extension of the term of the
current .COM registry agreement and no provisions are being modified.

Warm regards,


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul M Kane - CWG <paul.kane-cwg at icb.co.uk>
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 11:50 AM
To: Russ Housley <housley at vigilsec.com>
Cc: Trang Nguyen <trang.nguyen at icann.org>, "iotf at icann.org"
<iotf at icann.org>
Subject: Re: [IOTF] Update on RZMA

>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
>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
>so prices were in effect (un)regulated
>Quoting Russ Housley <housley at vigilsec.com>:
>> Trang:
>> Akram¹s blog says:
>>       ... One of the tasks that must be completed is for ICANN and
>>    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.  Š
>> The RMZA and then .com registry agreement are both important, and
>> they both have an impact on the security, stability and resiliency of
>> 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>
>> > All,
>> > 
>> > There was a request for an update regarding the Root Zone Maintainer
>> Agreement (RZMA) to be provided on today¹s IOTF call. As ICANN was
>>unable to
>> provide this update on the call due to time constraint, this update is
>> sent to the IOTF mail list.
>> > 
>> > On 16 March 2016, Akram published a blog that provided an update
>> the ongoing discussions that ICANN and Verisign are engaged in to
>> the RZMA. The blog can be found at
>> > 
>> > Since the publication of this blog, ICANN and Verisign continue to
>> 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
>> was mid-April. Although ICANN and Verisign have made progress, that
>> 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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