Update:On December 30, 2001, Verisign tabled their "Wait List Service" [PDF] proposal with the Registrar Constituency of the DNSO. Since that time, much discussion has ensued on a number of mailing lists. Further information concerning this new proposition can be found at the following links:
Interested parties attended an informal meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay (contemporaneously with the quarterly ICANN General Meetings) at the invitation of Verisign Global Registry Services. The purpose of this meeting was to suggestion solutions to Verisign's registered name deletion problems. For a variety of reasons, Verisign has been forced to move to an interim registration processing system that meets the needs of very few parties. Several proposals were tabled at this meeting, however it was clear to all in attendance that further discussion was required to fully explain and analyse the various propositions. As a result of this, a mailing list (email@example.com) was created, several propositions were tabled and much discussion ensued.
These various proposals, discussion summaries and a list of active participants can be found below.
Minutes from the Montevideo meeting, while requested, have not yet been made available.
Verisign-GRS has concluded that it prefers the SnapNames proposition over the others. This will have the side-effect of:
The Tucows "VGRS Obligations" proposal was created and presented in response to the VGRS analysis.
---ballot--- There have been four proposals tabled for discussion. Please indicate with an "X" in the space provided which proposal you or your firm is *most likely* to support. If you do not feel that any of the proposals adequately solve the problems as described on the mailing list, please select "NONE". [ ] AfterNIC Post-Expiration Auction Proposal [ ] MelbourneIT/Tucows Random Assignment Joint Proposal [ ] SnapNames Parallel Registry Proposal [ ] Tucows "Verisign Obligations" Proposal [ ] NONE ---ballot---
This ballot was amended to include an "Other: Please specify" option on October 19 and all participants were provided the opportunity to change their vote.
[1 ] AfterNIC Post-Expiration Auction Proposal [6 ] MelbourneIT/Tucows Random Assignment Joint Proposal [3 ] SnapNames Parallel Registry Proposal [1 ] Tucows "Verisign Obligations" Proposal [0 ] NONE [3 ] OTHER: Please specify: - Sealed bid auction (modification of AfterNIC proposal) - Keep the current system, but improve it (Whiting "Mousetrap") - IARegistry Optimization Proposal [1 ] ABSTAIN
Votes Cast: 15
Unique Stakeholders: 14
|Company||Name||# of Posts|
|007 Names||Joyce Lin||1|
|Melbourne IT||Bruce Tonkin||7|
|Registrar Constituency||Rick Wesson||18|
|Ross Wm. Rader||38|
|Verisign Registry||Chuck Gomes||22|