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

Gomes, Chuck cgomes at verisign.com
Thu Nov 20 17:43:00 UTC 2008

Forgiving for being dense, but I was asking an honest question.  To what
motion are you referring?  What motion do think VeriSign has ignored?  I
suppose I can go back to April and check it out when I get time if you
don't want to clarify.


	From: Mike Rodenbaugh [mailto:icann at rodenbaugh.com] 
	Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2008 10:21 AM
	To: Gomes, Chuck; icann at rodenbaugh.com; 'BC List'; 'GNSO
Council'; agp-limits-policy at icann.org
	Subject: RE: [council] FW: ICANN News Alert -- AGP Deletes Down
by 84%

	Chuck, I guess I shouldn't be surprised to hear you ask this
question!  Since it sure seems Verisign has ignored the Council
resolution addressing domain tasting, passed by Council in April by
supermajority (including your vote from the RyC) and by the Board in





	From: Gomes, Chuck [mailto:cgomes at verisign.com] 
	Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 8:37 PM
	To: icann at rodenbaugh.com; BC List; GNSO Council;
agp-limits-policy at icann.org
	Subject: RE: [council] FW: ICANN News Alert -- AGP Deletes Down
by 84%


	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 84%

		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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