Home / Industry

Sedari Seeking Certainty in the ICANN TLD Process

Sedari's Director of Policy, Governance and Public Affairs Philip Sheppard issued this statement in the public forum session at the ICANN 43rd meeting in San Jose, Costa Rica today.

* * *

"Certainty in business is paramount. This means that certainty in the TLD application process is paramount. Sedari, in its capacity in advising applicants of all types from all over the world has concerns because of uncertainty in the process.

Firstly, a key element of certainty is the dates of the application window. If you tell us the key dates are January 12, March 29, and April 12, please stick to those dates. Anything else adds cost.

Secondly, the trademark clearing house is uncertain. The provider is not yet known, the pricing — relevant to financial projections — is not yet known. Even the detail of its operating rules is not yet known.

Thirdly, the uncertainty created because of the batching issue is dramatically unhelpful. A more creative solution, compliant with Californian lottery law, and fit for purpose is required. An approach that is essentially randomised and compliant is surely possible.

The fourth and final element of uncertainty is more complex. The GAC seems to have an emerging role as a surrogate evaluator. Governments or the GAC have four opportunities to intervene on an individual application. How this plays out remains to be seen. The issue is the uncertainty introduced that is essentially outside the system. This reflects a failure somewhere in our development process. The solution is to work with governments to help resolve their concerns and especially to clear up misunderstandings."

Sedari

About Sedari – Sedari is a consulting and technology company focusing on TLD operations for applicants who want to run their own registry. Sedari guides new TLD applicants through the entire continuum of ICANN's application process and, most importantly, provides a robust fully outsourced Registry Services Management Platform to help string owners run their top-level domains over the long term. Learn More

Related topics: DNS, ICANN, Internet Governance, Policy & Regulation, Top-Level Domains

 
   
WEEKLY WRAP — Get CircleID's Weekly Summary Report by Email:

Related Blogs

Studying .BRAND New gTLDs

A Case to Further DNS Registrar Industry Self-Regulation

Loudmouths Wanted for ICANN WHOIS Replacement Work

Use STIX to Block Robocalls

How Long Does a URS Case Take?

Related News

Explore Topics

Promoted Post

Boston Ivy Gets Competitive With Its TLDs, Offers Registrars New Wholesale Pricing

With a mission to make its top-level domains available to the broadest market possible, Boston Ivy has permanently reduced its registration, renewal and transfer prices for .Broker, .Forex, .Markets and .Trading. more»

Industry Updates – Sponsored Posts

Radix Announces Largest New gTLD Sale with Casino.Online

2016 Year in Review: The Trending Keywords in .COM and .NET Domain Registrations

Global Domain Name Registrations Reach 329.3 Million, 2.3 Million Growth in Last Quarter of 2016

i2Coalition to Present Tucows CEO Elliot Noss With Internet Community Leadership Award

A Look at How the New .SPACE TLD Has Performed Over the Past 2 Years

Michele Neylon Appointed Chair Elect of i2Coalition

Neustar to be Acquired by Private Investment Group Led by Golden Gate Capital

Startup League Reports from WebSummit, Lisbon

2016 U.S. Election: An Internet Forecast

.SPACE Becomes the Choice of the First Ever Space Nation Asgardia

Afilias Chairman Jonathan Robinson Wins ICANN's 2016 Leadership Award at ICANN 57

MarkMonitor Supports Brand Holders' Efforts Regarding .Feedback Registry

Don't Gamble With Your DNS

Why .com is the Venture Capital Community's Power Player

The .cancerresearch TLD: Search for Cure Drives Digital Innovation

New TLD? Make Sure It's Secure

Radix Launches Startup League at TechCrunch

Celebrating One Year of .online

Verisign Releases Q2 2016 DDoS Trends Report - Layer 7 DDoS Attacks a Growing Trend

LogicBoxes Launches the New Elite Reseller Program

Sponsored Topics