• Category:  gTLD
  • Topic:  Adoption Of GNSO Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Recommendations
  • Board meeting date: 25 August 2011
  • Resolution number: 2011.08.25.02, 2011.08.25.03, 2011.08.25.04, 2011.08.25.05
  • URL for Board minutes/resolution: http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/resolutions-25aug11-en.htm#1.2
  • Status:  Complete


Board adopts the GNSO Council Policy Recommendations amending the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy and directs the CEO to develop an implementation plan.


Whereas on 24 June 2009, the GNSO Council launched a Policy Development Process (PDP) on the Inter-Registrar Transfer Procedure Part B (IRTP Part B) addressing five charter questions, set forth at https://community.icann.org/display/gnsoirtpb/3.+WG+Charter;

Whereas the PDP followed the prescribed PDP steps as stated in the Bylaws, resulting in a Final Report delivered on 30 May 2011;

Whereas the IRTP Part B Working Group (WG) reached full consensus on the recommendations in relation to each of the five issues outlined in the Charter;

Whereas the GNSO Council reviewed, and discussed the recommendations of the IRTP Part B WG, and adopted the Recommendations on 22 June 2011 by a Supermajority and unanimous vote (see:http://gnso.icann.org/resolutions/#201106);

Whereas the GNSO Council vote met and exceeded the required voting threshold to impose new obligations on ICANN contracted parties.

Whereas after the GNSO Council vote, a 30-day public comment period was held on the approved recommendations, and the comments have been summarized and considered (http://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/irtp-b-recommendations-08jul11-en.htm).

Resolved (2011.08.25.02) the Board adopts the GNSO Council Policy Recommendations amending the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy set forth at http://www.icann.org/en/transfers/policy-en.htm.

Resolved (2011.08.25.03) the CEO is to develop and complete an implementation plan for these Recommendations and continue communication with the community on such work.

Resolved (2011.08.25.04) the CEO is directed to undertake the studies identified by the GNSO Council at [identify resolutions here] to facilitate further work on this issue.

Resolved (2011.08.25.05) the Board encourages the GNSO, the ALAC and all other parts of the ICANN community to work together to promote the measures outlined in the SSAC's report A Registrant's Guide to Protecting Domain Name Registration Accounts (SAC 044), as identified within the GNSO Council Resolutions.

Implementation Actions

  •   Develop and complete an implementation plan for Recommendations.
    • Responsible entity: CEO
    • Due date: None provided
    • Completion date: February 2012
  •   Undertake studies identified by GNSO Council to facilitate further work. 
    • Responsible entity: CEO
    • Due date: None provided
    • Completion date: February 2012


The rationale is available at: Rationale

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