31 May '15, 5pm

ICANN Proposes URS for .Cat and .Pro in Steady March Toward .Net and .Com

If you connect the dots from .Travel through .Cat and .Pro you can trace a path that clearly is headed for .Org, .Net and .Com when those registry agreements come up for renewal, all without any community involvement in establishing what clearly should be a consensus policy if it is to be a starting point for contract renewal negotiations. Let’s face it, when a registry operator is presented with a proposed renewal agreement by ICANN staff that already contains these provisions do they have any real bargaining power? And whatever power they do have will be eroded a bit more with each new precedent that ICANN establishes – if staff gets away with this high-handed maneuver.

Full article: http://www.internetcommerce.org/urs-without-pdp-just-sucks/

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