Registrars Create Resolution to Patch Holes in Registrar Governance.

At ICANN Lisbon, Portugal, Network Solution’s Jonathon L. Nevett (Vice President and Chief Policy Counsel) read aloud what seems to be a start to more tightly monitor and protect against Registrar behavior.

 

from: http://gnso.icann.org/mailing-lists/archives/registrars/msg04656.html

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Whereas, registrars only succeed if they provide valuable services to
their customers;

Whereas, registrants must be protected against the potential bad acts of
disreputable registries and registrars;

Whereas, within the scope of ICANN’s mission and mandate, it is incumbent on it to protect registrants against the potential bad acts of disreputable gTLD registries and registrars;

Whereas, ICANN Staff has recently formulated a new Compliance Program
for gTLD Registries and Registrars;

Whereas, ICANN Staff has recently announced its success in furthering a data escrow requirement for gTLD registries http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-05mar07.htm;

Whereas, ICANN Staff has not yet specified a schedule, terms, or a format of a data escrow requirement for gTLD registrars;

Whereas, many registrars currently secure registrant and domain name data through various back-up methods, but that this practice is by no means uniform or compulsory across all accredited registrars;

Whereas, the various back-up methods used by registrars may not be sufficient in all cases to assist ICANN Staff in recovering such data in the event of registrar business failure; and

Whereas, recent events have highlighted the need for a registrar data escrow program and enhanced compliance efforts with regard to requirements in the Registrar Accreditation Agreement.

Be it resolved that the undersigned registrars call for ICANN Staff to work with the ICANN Registrar Constituency to finalize the terms of a gTLD registrar data escrow program; and

Be it further resolved that the undersigned registrars call for ICANN
Staff to work with the ICANN Registrar Constituency to improve the
effectiveness of the ICANN Compliance Program for gTLD Registrars.

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