23 Feb '13, 7pm

What?s ICANN Policy and What?s just Implementation? ICA Weighs In

In this regard, we believe that the “default position” taken by the staff paper, which would treat any proposed change as mere implementation “unless the objective is to create new obligations on existing parties”, is too narrow. The viewpoint it expresses seems to be focused on obligations on contracted parties such as registries and registrars. Proposed changes that might narrow the rights of domain registrants should also be a factor that leads to the conclusion that a proposed change constitutes policy. This would include any alteration of the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMC) or the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) that could make a domain more susceptible to being the subject of an arbitration action under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) or the URS, or materially affect the outcome of such action -- as well as any modification of the existing URS policy that w...

Full article: http://www.internetcommerce.org/PolicyVsImplementation

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