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Looking for Feedback on Registry Failover

19 April 2007
By Patrick JonesPatrick Jones

As part of ICANN’s Registry Failover project, I have been informally asking questions outside ICANN on what types of information the community, users and the public would want to receive in the event of a registry failure. So far the response has been:

- When will the TLD be operational again?
- What caused the event?
- How can that event be prevented in the future?
- What are my options?
- Who is the point of contact at ICANN for questions and what is their availability?
- Is there a resource available to post updates on the event or failure?

I am open to other suggestions. As background, an update on the project was provided to the ICANN Board on 13 March 2007 (http://www.icann.org/minutes/minutes-13mar07.htm) and an initial report on ICANN’s gTLD registry data escrow requirements was posted on 5 March 2007 (http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-05mar07.htm). This post is not related to registrars, so please keep the focus of any suggestions on existing TLDs or ideas for new gTLDs, including IDN registries.


Patrick Jones

Patrick Jones

Senior Director, Global Stakeholder Engagement
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