ICANN Resolutions » 2006-11-22 - Review of .TRAVEL Wildcard Proposal
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Board agrees (with the RSTEP evaluation of the proposed service) that the Tralliance Corporation search.travel wildcard proposal creates a reasonable risk of a meaningful adverse effect on security and stability and directs staff to inform Tralliance that the proposal is not approved.
Vint Cerf introduced the proposed new registry service from Trailliance and reviewed the findings of the RSTEP Report. The Board members discussed the report. Kurt Pritz raised the issue that the public comment period had commenced but had not completed and noted the previous public comment periods relating to the matter.
Following the board's discussion of this matter, Alejandro Pisanty moved for a resolution to disapprove the proposed service, and Susan Crawford seconded.
Whereas, Tralliance Corporation submitted a request for a new registry service called search.travel under the Registry Services Evaluation Policy . The proposed service would insert a wildcard into the .TRAVEL zone.
Whereas, ICANN conducted its review of the request and determined that although there were no significant competition issues, the proposal might raise significant security and stability issues and referred the proposal to the Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel for further evaluation.
Whereas, on 2 November 2006, the Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel review team completed its report on the search.travel proposal. The report was posted for public comment.
Whereas, based on the report of the Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel, input from the Security and Stability Advisory Committee, At-Large Advisory Committee and other public comments, ICANN has concluded that the proposal creates a reasonable risk of a meaningful adverse effect on security and stability.
Resolved, (06.85) that the Board agrees that the Tralliance Corporation search.travel wildcard proposal creates a reasonable risk of a meaningful adverse effect on security and stability and directs staff to inform Tralliance that the proposal is not approved.
The resolution was received the unanimous support of all 11 board members present, with no abstentions. In addition to the board members who were not present during any of the meeting, Hagen Hultzsch and Rita Rodin were not present for the vote.