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Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery (PEDNR) Initial Report

Open: 12 July 2010
Closed: 1 August 2010 Extended to 15 August 2010

Explanation/Background: The GNSO Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery (PEDNR) Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group published its Initial Report [PDF, 1.02 MB] on 31 May. The PEDNR WG was tasked to address questions in relation to what extent registrants should be able to renew their domain names after they expire. At issue is whether the current policies of registrars on the renewal, transfer and deletion of expired domain names are adequate.

In the Initial Report, the WG has reviewed current registrar and ICANN practices regarding domain name expiration, renewal, and post-expiration recovery. Furthermore, in order to assess the views of the WG members and determine where there might be agreement or consensus on a possible approach forward, a survey was conducted amongst the WG membership, details of which are also included in the Initial Report. The WG is now looking for your input on the Initial Report to help inform its deliberations going forward. Comments can be submitted directly to the public comment forum (see and/or you can provide your input by responding to the following short survey (see As prescribed by the ICANN by-laws, the public comment forum will remain open for a period of 20 days until 1 August 2010.

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Staff member responsible: Marika Konings

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