[council] URS follow-up

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Thu Oct 25 20:26:34 UTC 2012

Jeff, you are correct. But I think what we sort 
of agreed to was to have a group ready if it is needed.

At the very least, the kind of suggestions that 
NAF has made related to the number of requests in 
a single URS seems reasonable (although I admit 
that my presumption was that the limit was already 1).

But as you, I worked hard on the STI and will do 
so again if more work is needed.


At 25/10/2012 04:11 PM, Neuman, Jeff wrote:
>I am not sure why we are giving this request any 
>credibility.  Sorry for my bluntness, but no one 
>answered my questions during the GNSO session or 
>afterwards.  We seem to be conceding to ICANN 
>that a team is necessary to revise URS policy 
>even before seeing any of the results of the RFI 
>which we now know there is at least one bidder 
>that will propose doing the URS in accordance 
>with the current policies laid out in the Guidebook for the price expected.
>To concede now that policy work needs to be done 
>is conceding that the ICANN is in fact held 
>hostage by the current vendors providing 
>existing UDRP services.  If we do indeed need to 
>develop new policies around the URS (which at 
>this point in time, there is no evidence that 
>this needs to be done), I think we should 
>address it then.  But aren’t we putting the cart before the horse?
>All of those caveats aside, if we are forced to 
>set up a group, you can count on my participation.
>Jeffrey J. Neuman
>Neustar, Inc. / Vice President, Business Affairs
>From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org 
>[mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On Behalf Of Thomas Rickert
>Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2012 3:17 PM
>To: Jonathan Robinson
>Cc: 'Petter Rindforth'; council at gnso.icann.org
>Subject: Re: [council] URS follow-up
>I would like to  join this, too!
>Am 22.10.2012 um 22:35 schrieb Jonathan Robinson 
><<mailto:jonathan.robinson at ipracon.com>jonathan.robinson at ipracon.com>:
>Many thanks Peter.
>Good to have you on board for this and other items.
>Best wishes,
><mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org>owner-council at gnso.icann.org 
>[mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On Behalf Of Petter Rindforth
>Sent: 22 October 2012 00:38
>To: <mailto:council at gnso.icann.org>council at gnso.icann.org; Jonathan Robinson
>Subject: Re: [council] FW: URS follow-up
>Dear Jonathan and All new Colleagues,
>Just to express my interest in participate in 
>the further work with URS (as it seems we now have to).
>I have experience as an .xxx Arbitrator and also 
>created the Swedish ADR Accelerated Proceeding, 
>so I hope I can therewith add some ideas  - and 
>questions  - in order to have a fast as possible 
>final solution regarding the URS.
>Petter Rindforth, LL M
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>On 21 okt 2012 23:44 "Jonathan Robinson" 
><mailto:jonathan.robinson at ipracon.com><jonathan.robinson at ipracon.com> wrote:
>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>mailto:olof.nordling at icann.org]
>Sent: 21 October 2012 15:33
>To: <mailto:jonathan.robinson at iprota.com>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 
>Furthermore, there are a number of relevant 
>documents posted on our recently established URS 
>web page at 
>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
>Thomas Rickert, Rechtsanwalt
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