[council] Motion re VRSN RSEP request

Tim Ruiz tim at godaddy.com
Mon Apr 12 22:42:43 UTC 2010

Registry EPP implementations only support registrations in increments of
one year. A registrar can offer a monthly plan (and many do), but they
have to pay a year up front to the registry. But we're both
contractually bound to registering names for a maximum of 10 years.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: [council] Motion re VRSN RSEP request
From: "Gomes, Chuck" <cgomes at verisign.com>
Date: Mon, April 12, 2010 4:21 pm
To: "Alan Greenberg" <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>,
<icann at rodenbaugh.com>, "GNSO Council " <council at gnso.icann.org>

I do not believe that there is any policy or requirement that registrars
offer registration periods of one year.  And it should be noted that not
registrars require one-year registrations.

From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org]
On Behalf Of Alan Greenberg
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 4:51 PM
To: icann at rodenbaugh.com; 'GNSO Council '
Subject: Re: [council] Motion re VRSN RSEP request

Mike, one of the other things that the registry service would do is
effectively introduce the concept of reducing the effective minimum
registration period from one year to one month, without the benefit of
any ICANN policy discussion. That may be worth mentioning in the motion.


At 12/04/2010 02:28 PM, Mike Rodenbaugh wrote:
The BC makes the following motion for Council consideration in our next
meeting, and would appreciate a ‘second’.  In sum, we request that
the Council ask ICANN Staff to ‘slow down’ the process of approving
Versign’s latest RSEP proposal and accept community input on it. 
Whereas, Verisign has recently made a proposal for an additional
registry service called “domain exchange” for the .net TLD. 
Whereas, it appears the proposal may permit resumption of abusive
“domain tasting” activities which have been curbed by the AGP Limits
policy, and therefore appropriate limitations on the proposed registry
service must be considered.
The Council requests that Staff make the preliminary determination that
this RSEP proposal requires further study and public comment, because it
could raise significant issues with security and stability and/or
Mike Rodenbaugh
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