[council] Consensus policies in recent gtld agreements
Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au
Mon Aug 1 04:31:07 UTC 2005
Recent gtld agreements - such as .net, .jobs, .travel etc have some new
text that relates to Consensus policies.
Essentially Consensus polices are defined as those documented at:
There is also text that defines the areas where Consensus Policies are
appropriate. We should consider this when looking at new policies such
as WHOIS etc.
>From Article 111 Covenants, Section 3.1 (b) Consensus Policies, (iv) of
the .net agreement (same text is in other new gtld agreements).
" Consensus Policies shall relate to one or more of the following:
(1) issues for which uniform or coordinated resolution is reasonably
facilitate interoperability, Security and/or Stability of the Internet
(2) functional and performance specifications for the provision of
Services (as defined in Section 3.1(d)(iii) below);
(3) Security and Stability of the registry database for the TLD;
(4) registry policies reasonably necessary to implement Consensus
Policies relating to registry operations or registrars;
or (5) resolution of disputes regarding the registration of
domain names (as opposed to the use of such domain names). "
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