1 Domain Monetization
Understanding what is going on in domain monitization is an important place to start this dialog. The beginning of any reasonable dialog begins with some comprehensive understanding of the whole picture.
2 Add Grace ‘Tasting’
A recent thread of comment about Ram Mohan’s article on CircleID regarding the Dotster lawsuit explains volumes as to it being a timely topic to focus on. The add-grace period activity that is occuring will be discussed.
3 Expiring Names
Many registrars are altering their Registration Agreements to allow them to retain ownership of the domain as part of seeking some form of remedy in the event of non-payment by the registrant. Those domains are subsequently auctioned in some manner by the registrar.
It is a workshop, designed to help elevate awareness of the marketplace to all who attend, and there is a good diversity in the panels, so there will be great dialog happening.
I encourage people to comment in the forum that ICANN has set up prior to 6/27 (and prior to 6/24 is better as it allows me more time to effectively incorporate more comment into the introduction) so that there is a good representation of public opinion brought in to the meeting.
Regarding the workshop, if there are readers who wish to comment, it would work best if comments would flow through ICANN’s comment forum: post your comments by email to dn-market-comments at icann.org (remove spaces and replace the at with @). Comment archives are at Read Comments here."