|Comment/Reply Periods (*)||Important Information Links|
|Comment Open:||21 March 2012|
|Comment Close:||20 April 2012|
|Close Time (UTC):||23:59 UTC||Public Comment Announcement|
|Reply Open:||21 April 2012||To Submit Your Comments (Forum Closed)|
|Reply Close:||11 May 2012||View Comments Submitted|
|Close Time (UTC):||23:59 UTC||Report of Public Comments|
|Originating Organization:||GNSO Council|
|Purpose (Brief):||On 6 March 2012, the Fake Renewal Notices Drafting Team submitted its report [PDF, 559 KB] to the GNSO Council. Prior to considering this report [PDF, 559 KB] and its recommendations, the GNSO Council is requesting community input.|
|Current Status:||The GNSO Council is requesting input on the Fake Renewal Notices Report.|
|Next Steps:||The GNSO Council will review the comments received and consider next steps to address the issue of fake renewal notices.|
|Staff Contact:||Marika Konings||Email:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Section I: Description, Explanation, and Purpose|
Fake renewal notices are misleading correspondence sent to registrants from an individual or organization claiming to be or to represent the current registrar. These are sent for a variety of deceptive purposes. The desired action as a result of the deceptive notification is:
The Registration Abuse Policies Working Group discussed this type of abuse in its Final Report [PDF, 1.73 MB] and recommended that 'the GNSO initiate a Policy Development Process by requesting an Issues Report to further investigate this abuse'. In order to help inform its deliberations on this recommendation, the GNSO Council requested that a small group of volunteers prepare a request for information concerning Fake Renewal Notices for the Registrar Stakeholder Group. The Fake Renewal Notices Drafting Team (DT) which was formed subsequently has submitted its report [PDF, 559 KB] to the GNSO Council in which it presents the results of the survey it conducted as well as offering the following options for possible next steps:
As the report was developed by a small group of volunteers, the Fake Renewal Notices DT recommended that the GNSO Council put this report out for public comment in order to obtain community input on the findings and potential next steps. Following the presentation of the report, the GNSO Council decided to follow the DT's recommendation and put the report [PDF, 559 KB] out for community input.
|Section II: Background|
Prior to acting on the recommendation of the Registration Abuse Policies (RAP) Working Group to request an Issue Report on fake renewal notices, the GNSO Council decided it would be desirable to gather further information on this issue and it therefore resolved: 'The GNSO Council hereby requests that the Registrar Stakeholder Group provide further information and data on the nature and scope of the issue of Fake Renewal Notices to help inform the GNSO Council's and its RAP WG deliberations no whether an Issue Report should be requested. A small group of volunteers consisting of registrar representatives and others interested (including former RAP WG members) should be formed to prepare such a request, work with the Registrar Stakeholder Group to obtain the information requested and report back to the GNSO Council accordingly'.
|Section III: Document and Resource Links|
|Section IV: Additional Information|
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