Following the input received at the workshop at ICANN's Public Meeting in Singapore, ICANN staff has now finalized the discussion paper on the creation of non-binding best practices to help registrars and registries address the abusive registration of domain names and submitted it to the GNSO Council for its consideration. The discussion paper addresses issues such as:

  • What makes a practice a best practice
  • Identification and/or creation of best practice
  • Defining the non-binding nature of best practices
  • What should be ICANN’s role
  • Resources and process
  • Maintenance, review, promotion and dissemination of best practices
  • Cost, benefit, funding, incentives

In addition, the paper includes a preliminary inventory of current or proposed best practices and outlines a number of proposed next steps for the GNSO Council to consider including the creation of a GNSO Working Group to establish the framework for best practices and the creation of a Cross-Community Technical Group to propose candidate best practices to address the abusive registration of domain names.

This workshop will provide an overview of the discussion paper and expected next steps.

Background information

http://gnso.icann.org/issues/rap/discussion-paper-rap-best-practices-28sep11-en.pdf

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