2008-10-01 - De-Accredited Registrar Transition Procedure

  • Category: Administration and Budget
  • Topic: De-Accredited Registrar Transition Procedure
  • Board meeting date: 1 October 2008
  • Resolution number: 2008.10.01.04
  • URL for Board minutes/resolution: http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/minutes-01oct08.htm
  • Status: Ongoing

Summary

Board adopts the De-Accredited Registrar Transition Procedure to protect registrants by ensuring a timely transfer of domain names in the event of registrar de-accreditation.

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Whereas, Staff has implemented a Registrar Data Escrow program to protect registrants through the escrowing of certain registration data for use upon de-accreditation of an ICANN-accredited registrar;

Whereas, Staff has developed a set of processes entitled the De-Accredited Registrar

Transition Procedure in consultation with the ICANN community to facilitate timely transition of gTLD registrations upon de-accreditation of a registrar to another accredited registrar;

Whereas, the De-Accredited Registrar Transition Procedure has been posted by ICANN for public comment and utilized by Staff on an interim basis;

Whereas, the Board requested that the purpose of the procedure reflect the goal of enhancing the protection to the registrants and that any benefits from an auction would generally go to pay outstanding ICANN fees, with the remainder left for the de-accredited registrar where appropriate;

It is hereby resolved (2008.10.01.04) that the Board adopts the De-Accredited Registrar Transition Procedure and further directs Staff to periodically re-evaluate its effectiveness as the registrar marketplace evolves and make modifications to the procedure as appropriate.

Implementation Actions

  • Implement De-Accredited Registrar Transition Procedure.
    • Responsible entity: ICANN Staff, Registrar Liaison Department
    • Due date: None provided
    • Completion date: 1 October 2008
  • Periodically re-evaluate effectiveness of the Procedure.
    • Responsible entity: ICANN Staff, Registrar Liaison Department
    • Due date: None provided
    • Complete date: Ongoing

Other Related Resolutions

  • TBD

Additional Information

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