Dotster to ICANN: WLS requires consensus.

Dotster has sent a letter to ICANN, complaining about the board’s decision to permit WLS. The argument goes like this: Section 4.2.4 of the RAA says that “new and revised specifications and policies may be established” concerning “principles for a…

Dotster has sent a letter to ICANN, complaining about the board’s decision to permit WLS. The argument goes like this: Section 4.2.4 of the RAA says that “new and revised specifications and policies may be established” concerning “principles for allocation of Registered Names”. WLS changes these principles. Thus, the board’s decision constitutes new policy which would require appropriately documented consensus. Dotster says that no such consensus exists (certainly true), and that it would like to bring this to the Independent Review Panel. Since no Independent Review Panel exists, Dotster is not obligated to comply with the new policy. Consequently, WLS must be stayed.