On 13 September 2006, ICANN posted for public information a proposal submitted through the Registry Request Service by Tralliance Corporation for a new service known as "search.travel". ICANN has made a preliminary determination that the Tralliance proposal requires further consideration by the Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel (RSTEP) because the proposal could raise significant Security and Stability issues. Accordingly, today ICANN has referred the proposal to the RSTEP.
Under the terms of the Registry Services Evaluation Policy, the RSTEP shall have 45 calendar days from the referral, until 2 November 2006, to prepare a written report regarding the proposed Registry Service's effect on Security or Stability, which report (along with a summary of any public comments) shall be forwarded to the ICANN Board. The report shall set forward the opinions of the Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel, including, but not limited to, a detailed statement of the analysis, reasons, and information upon which the panel has relied in reaching their conclusions, along with the response to any specific questions that were included in the referral from ICANN staff.
A public comment period will remain open until 5:00 PM PDT/California, 18 October 2006. Public comments will be available for consideration by the RSTEP and the ICANN Board.
Documents related to the Tralliance proposal are available here:
- Tralliance Request
- ICANN Letter to SSAC
- SSAC Reply
- ICANN Letter to Tralliance
- Tralliance Letter to ICANN
- ICANN Letter to RSTEP