ICANN Resolutions » 2003-02-25 - Redemption and ConsoliDate Services in .com and .net
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Board authorizes amendments to .COM and .NET registry agreements to implement Redemption Grace Period and ConsoliDate services.
Whereas, in resolution 02.83, the Board authorized the President and General Counsel to conduct negotiations on behalf of ICANN toward appropriate revisions to agreements between ICANN and the unsponsored TLD registry operators to implement the Redemption Grace Period in a manner consistent with an implementation proposal submitted by a Technical Steering Group on 7 June 2002;
Whereas, the General Counsel has reported to the Board that on 25 January 2003 VeriSign, Inc., the operator of the .com and .net registries, implemented, in consultation with ICANN, a Redemption Service in those registries that is in substantial compliance with the Technical Steering Group's implementation proposal, as well as a VeriSign-proposed registration-term-synchronization service known as ConsoliDate and display of registration-related dates and statuses in the registry-level Whois;
Whereas, on 15 January 2003 the General Counsel provisionally authorized the introduction of these services, subject to revision upon Board consideration;
Whereas, the General Counsel has negotiated with VeriSign revised language for services descriptions (Appendix C, part 7, and Appendix G) to be included in various appendices to the .com and .net registry agreements to formalize the arrangements for the Redemption Service, the ConsoliDate Service, and the addition of the dates and statuses to the registry-level Whois service, and has recommended that the services language be added to the appendices, with appropriate conforming adjustments to other appendices;
Whereas, the Board has reviewed the services descriptions and concludes that the appendices to the .com and .net registry agreements should be amended as recommended;
Whereas, the Board supports the principle embodied in the services descriptions that under the Redemption Service registry operators should not charge for restoring names that have been deleted because of registry error, and states its view that it is similarly appropriate for registrars to bear the costs of restoring names deleted due to registrar error;
Resolved [03.17] that the President is authorized to enter into amendments to the .com and .net registry agreements to include the services descriptions presented for the Redemption and ConsoliDate Services and the addition of date and status information to the registry Whois, as well as to make appropriate conforming amendments to other parts of the appendices to those agreements.
(The Board approved the above resolution by a 15-0-0 vote.)