ICANN Status Report to the GNSO Council on AGP Limits Policy Implementation


MARINA DEL REY, CA - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is posting its second status report http://www.icann.org/en/tlds/agp-limits-policy-report-14dec09-en.pdf [PDF, 61K] to the GNSO on the implementation of its recommendations for the Add Grace Period (AGP) Limits Policy. According to ICANN, the Corporation is committed to analyzing and reporting on the effects of the Policy to the GNSO at six-month intervals for two years after its implementation. The first status report http://www.icann.org/en/tlds/agp-limits-policy-report-10jun09-en.pdf [PDF, 41K] was issued on 10 June 2009. The purpose of these reports is “to allow the GNSO to determine when, if ever, these recommendations and any ensuing policy require additional clarification or attention based on the results of the reports prepared by ICANN Staff.” The success of the Policy is evidenced by the 99.7% reduction in AGP deletes since the Policy went into effect in April 2009. This report presents ICANN’s experience implementing the Policy and provides statistical information on net new registrations, AGP deletes, and the percent of names deleted during the AGP for each TLD. The results of the AGP Policy illustrate the success of ICANN’s consensus-driven, bottom-up policy development process. Community members identified the problem, initiated policy discussions, generated a solution, and now monitor the results. The ICANN practice of encouraging and considering broad community input on policy issues leads to effective results.