[council] FW: ICANN News Alert -- AGP Deletes Down by 84%

Gomes, Chuck cgomes at verisign.com
Thu Nov 20 04:37:05 UTC 2008

What GNSO resolution are you talking about Mike.


	From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org
[mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On Behalf Of Mike Rodenbaugh
	Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 8:19 PM
	To: BC List; GNSO Council; agp-limits-policy at icann.org
	Subject: [council] FW: ICANN News Alert -- AGP Deletes Down by

	Below is the 'news alert' from ICANN about the effect of the
budget measure designed to mitigate commercial domain tasting, by
imposing the .20 ICANN fee on every domain deleted over the threshold of
10% of any registrar's net adds in a month.  There has definitely been a
positive impact, with AGP deletes down 84% overall.


	Unfortunately, ICANN does not mention that one registrar -
NameKing -- accounted for nearly 40% of the .com AGP deletes in July
(956,000, vs. 12,000 adds).  Another family of registrars - eNom -
accounted for approximately 25% of them (559,000 vs. 203,000 adds). 

	See Verisign registry report here:


	It is particularly glaring that just two registrars accounted
for 1.5 million AGP deletes in .com in one month, apparently
disregarding the will of the Council and ICANN Board, entirely.  Neither
ICANN nor Verisign have mentioned why it is taking so long for Verisign
to implement the GNSO Council resolution that might mitigate the
NameKing and eNom domain tasting business model, as was clearly intended
by a supermajority of Council and the ICANN Board.  Fwiw, many in the
Business Constituency are interested to have some indication of when the
resolution will be implemented, and why it has not been implemented to



	Mike Rodenbaugh



	From: ICANN News Alert [mailto:communications at icann.org] 
	Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2008 3:49 PM
	To: icann at rodenbaugh.com
	Subject: ICANN News Alert -- AGP Deletes Down by 84%


	ICANN <http://www.icann.org/> 

	News Alert



	AGP Deletes Down by 84%

	13 November 2008

	In June 2008, the ICANN Board approved the FY09 Budget that
contained a provision on AGP deletes. The provision is that domain names
deleted during the AGP will be included as transactions if they exceed
the maximum of (i) 10% of that registrar's net new registrations in that
month, or (ii) fifty (50) domain names, whichever is greater. Therefore
the per-transaction fee, currently US$0.20, will be assessed on all AGP
deletes that exceed the defined threshold. 

	This provision was adopted as a short-term solution to address
excessive AGP delete activity until the consensus policy on domain
tasting, now referred to as the AGP Limits Policy, is implemented. The
Policy and draft implementation plan were posted for public comment on
20 October 2008 (see,
http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-20oct08-en.htm) and
are expected to be announced for implementation in early December. 

	Following implementation of the Board approved budget provision
that affects the "domain tasting fee," names added and subsequently
deleted during the five-day AGP declined from approximately 17.6M in
June 2008 to 2.8M in July 2008. Of the 2.8M AGP deletes in July,
approximately 2.6M were subject to the registrar-level transaction fee
defined by the provision. Therefore, it is expected that the quantity of
AGP deletes will continue to decline until few or none are subject to
the transaction fee.

	ICANN will continue to provide updates to the community on AGP
delete activity following the three-month confidentiality period for
gTLD monthly reports. These reports may be viewed at


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