Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part B PDP Brainstorming Breakfast Session

Sun 21 Jun 2009 - 08:00 - 09:30
Function 4 (L2)

What it is |  The Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) aims to provide a straightforward procedure for domain name holders to transfer their names from one ICANN-accredited registrar to another should they wish to do so. The policy also provides standardized requirements for registrar handling of such transfer requests from domain name holders. The policy is an existing community consensus that was implemented in late 2004 and is now being reviewed by the GNSO. The GNSO Council requested an issues report in preparation for an IRTP Part B PDP on 16 April 2009. The issues covered in the Issues Report on IRTP Part B are:

  1. Whether a process for urgent return/resolution of a domain name should be developed;

  2. Whether additional provisions on undoing inappropriate transfers are needed, especially with regard to disputes between a Registrant and Admin Contact (AC).

  3. Whether special provisions are needed for a change of registrant when it occurs near the time of a change of registrar. The policy does not currently deal with change of registrant, which often figures in hijacking cases;

  4. Whether standards or best practices should be implemented regarding use of a Registrar Lock status (e.g. when it may/may not, should/should not be applied);

  5. Whether, and if so, how best to clarify denial reason #7: A domain name was already in “lock status” provided that the Registrar provides a readily accessible and reasonable means for the Registered Name Holder to remove the lock status.

  6. The issues report was submitted to the GNSO Council on 15 May 2009. The objective of this session is to have a first exchange of views on the issues raised in this report with the broader community

Why it's Important |  The input received during this meeting will be provided to the relevant working group, once a PDP has been initiated, to inform their deliberations.

Who should attend? |  Anyone interested in the review of the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy.

Download GNSO Issues Report - IRTP Part B - 15 May 2009