[council] FW: URS follow-up

Neuman, Jeff Jeff.Neuman at neustar.us
Sun Oct 21 23:29:13 UTC 2012

I believe we should find out:
1.  when the rfi responses are due and when they will be published, and
2.  Get a list of all of the issues NAF, WIPO, CAC and the new entrant have with the current system.

 This is in the critical path before we work on any changes to the language.

>From what I recall, there was very little that the new entrant needed changed.

Best regards,

Jeffrey J. Neuman

Sent from iPad.  Please excuse any typos.

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Jonathan Robinson [mailto:jonathan.robinson at ipracon.com]
Sent:	Sunday, October 21, 2012 05:46 PM Eastern Standard Time
To:	council at gnso.icann.org
Subject:	[council] FW: URS follow-up



Please be aware of the following note from Olof Nordling when we next consider the URS and associated issues.




From: Olof Nordling [mailto:olof.nordling at icann.org] 
Sent: 21 October 2012 15:33
To: jonathan.robinson at iprota.com
Cc: Kurt Pritz
Subject: URS follow-up


Dear Jonathan,

Congratulations to your recent election as GNSO Council Chair and many thanks to you and to all Council members for the constructive discussions we had on URS matters on 18 October! The willingness to consider a drafting team to address URS implementation questions and issues is much appreciated.


The subsequent URS session the same day in Toronto proved most interesting. In addition to presentations from NAF and WIPO as  potential URS providers, we had the advantage of a very late addition to the agenda – a presentation from a “new entrant”, Intersponsive, intending to respond to the RFI with a proposal within the target fee, although with some adjustments of the URS provisions. Also NAF clarified that they would be able to stay within the target fee, provided reasonable limitations could be established to the current translation requirements and to the number of domain names covered by a single complaint. 


I realize that you and other Council members couldn’t attend this session, as it partially overlapped with the GNSO Council session, but the recording is available at http://audio.icann.org/meetings/toronto2012/urs-18oct12-en.mp3. Furthermore, there are a number of relevant documents posted on our recently established URS web page at http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/urs, notably contributions from NAF, WIPO and CAC, with considerations, proposals, some costing aspects and, most importantly, questions needing to be resolved (the NAF contribution is of particular interest in that regard).


I believe these recent developments further clarifies the need for a drafting team to establish realistic implementation measures based on the URS text. I look forward to further contacts with you and the Council on this matter in the near future.


Very best regards




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