[GNSO-TPR] A few issues

Emily Barabas emily.barabas at icann.org
Wed Jun 8 13:34:20 UTC 2022

Hi Farzaneh,

The working group circled back to these two items during yesterday’s working group meeting. Meeting notes and recording are available here<https://community.icann.org/display/TPRPDP/2022-06-07+Transfer+Policy+Review+PDP+WG+Call>. On the Zoom recording<https://icann.zoom.us/rec/play/4v47jJJKGtv79CIQjgWTQZ4MGVdRwAq7d_6O-w_N-nQvaz-4p5Uz9hWmTtVIQIRPOB0WsQuYbHDOYIwL.9DBlazbZb2yt08n1>, they are discussed beginning at minute 5:00.

As detailed in the notes and recording, at this time, the working group has not reached any agreement to pursue additional work on these topics and questions remain about whether they are in scope.

Kind regards,
Caitlin, Julie, Berry, and Emily

From: GNSO-TPR <gnso-tpr-bounces at icann.org> on behalf of farzaneh badii <farzaneh.badii at gmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, 31 May 2022 at 14:17
To: "gnso-tpr at icann.org" <gnso-tpr at icann.org>
Subject: [GNSO-TPR] A few issues

Dear all,

I was wondering if we addressed the following issues at some point as I don't see them in the preliminary recommendations:

1. Sanctions: there have been instances of registrars or registries finding out that the domain name registrant is located or is providing services to ordinary residents of sanctioned countries. In some cases they have been able to transfer smoothly. But in others the notice to transfer was too short and it amounted to confiscation of a domain name. sometimes the registrars change jurisdiction and suddenly stop serving domain name registrants in sanctioned countries which is over compliance with the sanctions anyway. But they do that on regular basis. Up to this point ICANN has allowed this to happen since this is within the remit of internal governance of registries and registrars. Can we discuss this issue a little bit more?

2. Fees: I can't find anything in our recommendations about excessive transfer fees. Fee setting by ICANN creates complications but can we mention that non-malicious  transfer should be free or transfer fee should be reasonably priced?

Best regards,

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