[council] PDP request (fwd)

Thomas Keller tom at schlund.de
Wed Nov 3 16:50:28 UTC 2004

Hello all,

I received privately the mail attached below from Danny Younger asking
to initiate a PDP in regard to the modified deletion processes of some
registrars. Could the ICANN legal council please advice us on how to proceed
with this request.




Thomas Keller

Domain Services
Schlund + Partner AG
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76135 Karlsruhe, Germany               	Fax  +49-721-91374-215
http://www.schlund.de                  	tom at schlund.de      

----- Forwarded message from Danny Younger <dannyyounger at yahoo.com> -----

The Registrar Accreditation Agreement (section 4.2) indicates that new and revised specifications and policies may be established on the topic of “prohibitions on warehousing of or speculation in domain names by registries or registrars”; I ask that the Names Council initiate a Policy Development Process on this topic in view of recent events first noted in the ICANN Advisory “Registrar Expired Name Market Developments” posted 21 September 2004.  

At issue:  If registrants fail to renew their domain names at the conclusion of an expiration grace period, certain registrars are planning to auction the rights to these domain names, instead of allowing them to “drop back into the pool” of names available for re-registration on a first-come, first-served basis, as is currently the process.

Discussion on this issue has already begun in the At-Large Forum and on the Registrars Discussion List wherein it has already been noted by the Registrars Constituency Chair that “registrars are modifying their contracts to take over the ownership of the name after expiry; the registrant has changed, and the registrar is themselves the new registrant.” 

I see an effort designed to thwart the implementation of the Expired Domain Deletion Policy which is scheduled to commence 21 December 2004.  A policy is needed to deal with these developments.

Thank you for considering this matter,

Best regards,

Danny Younger


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