that had changes
- Many points
raised yesterday, but discussion coalesced around seven
presented by a group of registrars.
- 1. Prepayment
Accreditation agreement requires prepayment. Not the way
NSI has been doing business with customers or partner
channels. NSI is in the process of transferring its
functions to prepayment model. Done so with customers but
not with partners and needs more times. Objection raised
is that the delay creates a competitived advantage for
NSI. One of the feature sof this package of agreements is
to remove the pric e fix that the government imposes as
part of its arrangements with NSI. Now have concluded and
obtained assent of NSI, DOC and ICANN that NSI will be
immediately be relieved of price fix, but only for
registrations that do not require prepayment. Any
non-prepayed registrations must be at the bottom $70 two
year fee. Will be allowed to lower fees for prepaid
registrations. Incentive to do this. Timing is still four
months to move to prepayment model.
- 2. Make clear
that the prohibition by government on NSI against
exclusive relationships with partners for 18 months.
- Point has been
clarified. Never was the intention to remove that
- 3. Service
Level Agreement should be incorporated in this
- NSI had no
objections, but there is difficulty overnight in crafting
such an agreement. Some language for insertion
contemp0lates that within the first 45 days, a committee
of registrars and registgry people will work out the
- 4. Request to
alter approval mechanism for registrars of their
contribution to cost recovery to ICANN.
- Roberts felt
this proposal would destabilize ICANN's funding
mechanism. Agreement would appear to give NSI sole
control over ICANN's budget.
rs.interNIC.net should point to registry database, not
NSI's registrar database.
- NSI has agreed
to do this in 21 days.
- 6. SRS
Protocol should be accessible to future DNS
- This has been
addressed unilaterally by NSI, informing ICANN that this
will be published as an informational RFC from
- 7. Point of
education to let public know what other registrar
services are available, with full menu of
- WHOIS server
will have legend at the bottom that says, go to internic
site if you want to see where you can register that name.
Also, InterNIC site will have all registrars and links to
ministerial and typographical corrections.
- DN lookups and
WHOIS references restated in thge agreement, to make
explicit that WHOIS is interactive web page, but also a
port 43 WHOIS web service for other registrars.