|Comment Period||Important Information Links|
|Open Date:||17 October 2011|
|Close Date:||2 December 2011||Public Comment Announcement||To Submit Your Comments (Forum Closed)|
|Time (UTC):||23:59||View Comments Submitted||Report of Public Comments|
|Originating Organization:||Registry Stakeholder Group|
Public comment is requested concerning the recently received from the proposal for Establishment of a Continued Operations Fund. This proposal comes from the Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) and is accompanied by an addendum (Proposed Continuity Operations Instrument) produced by the Afilias and PIR, supported by some other registries, registry applicants and other interested parties.
The RySG proposal offers an alternative approach to the existing Continuing Operations Instrument that is part of the New gTLD Program.
Here are some questions that public comment respondents could consider regarding the RySG alternative proposal as well as the existing continuing instrument model offered by ICANN.
The current model proposed by ICANN is outlined in the Applicant Guidebook, in particular the module 2, evaluation criteria attachment and the spec 8 of the Registry Agreement. Respondents to the public comment that wish to learn more about this topic are also encouraged to read the gTLD Registry Transition Process Memorandum (http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/registry-transition-processes-clean-30may11-en.pdf [PDF, 747 KB]) and the recently posted Emergency Back-End Registry Operator Request for Information (EBERO RFI): http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-14sep11-en.htm.
|Next Steps:||Those interested in the topic, in addition to submitting public comments, should try to attend the ICANN Dakar "Continuing Operations Instrument (COI) - Discussion on RySG proposal" session. In this session, experts from the Registry Constituency and ICANN community will discuss the proposal as well as some of the questions outlined. The session will have remote participation for those unable to attend. Click here for session and remote participation details. The session will be recorded and the recording will be available soon after the Dakar Meeting ends.|
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