ICANN Registry Proposal
Sponsoring Organization's Proposal
- SPONSORING ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE
- PROPOSED EXTENT OF POLICY-FORMULATION AUTHORITY
- CONTRACT TERMS WITH REGISTRY OPERATOR
EXTENT OF POLICY-FORMULATION AUTHORITY
C16. List and describe
in detail the areas over which a delegation of policy-formulation
authority is sought. For each area in which policy authority
is sought, please address:
As described in several areas of the application, Group One Registry, Inc. intends to follow many of the policies ICANN has established under its authority. Group One Registry, Inc. views the delegation of policy-formulation as one means to achieve ICANN's goal of functioning as a bottom-up organization. Therefore, Group One Registry, Inc. looks forward to negotiations with ICANN including the discussion of areas in which additional policy-formulation delegation may be appropriate.
C16.1. Scope of authority
Group One Registry, Inc. will work with ICANN to determine appropriate areas of policy-formulation to consider delegating.
for seeking authority;
When there are multiple registrars operating in a competitive environment, delegating certain limited policy-formulation authority to those registrars can contribute to broad-based decision-making about the Internet. It can also help communities of interest participate more actively in decision-making by registrars who serve them than they are able to in the larger processes of ICANN decision-making.
C16.3. Method of guaranteeing
that your organization will administer the policy in the interest
of the Internet at large; and
Group One Registry, Inc. is highly sensitive to the need to serve the Internet community at large and not allow registrars to become captive to a particular constituency or interest. That is one reason it has created the Registry Policy Board. Out of the eleven members on the Policy Board, three will be named by ICANN to assure that its concern for the broad interest of the Internet is represented, and five members will be outside members from diverse backgrounds chosen to make sure that the Policy Board's actions are in the interests of the Internet at large. No more than five members of the Policy Board may come from a single geographic region, ensuring that international concerns are addressed.
C16.4. Whether variation
from existing ICANN policies is intended at the opening of the
The time at which any delegation takes effect will be one of the issues that Group One Registry, Inc. will work closely with ICANN to determine, based on the best interests of the Internet and its stable operation for the benefit of a broad community of users.