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New Registrar Agreement + good practice terms

Discussion in 'Nominet Tag Holders' started by Whois-Search, Dec 18, 2006.

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    Whois-Search Well-Known Member

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    Nominet have now published on their website details of the New Registrar Agreement and Good Practice Terms: Latest News

    So from the 1 March 2007 we are no longer "TAG holders" but "registrars" ?

    Can anyone else spot the main differences between the exisiting:

    Tag Holder agreement:

    http://www.nic.uk/digitalAssets/10341_TagAgreement.pdf

    and the Registrar agreement:

    http://www.nic.uk/digitalAssets/10514_Registrar_Agreement.pdf

    + Good practice terms:

    http://www.nic.uk/digitalAssets/10513_Good_Practice_Terms.pdf

    Also isn't "Registrar" more of a ICANN term?

    ICANN | Accreditation Overview

    When the use of "TAG holder" is removed in March and since a TAG can only be used for .uk domain names........

    Will this mean Nominet will start to allow it's "registrars" to sell other domains like .eu ? or even .cym ?

    Also in the Good Practice terms it says:

    http://www.nic.uk/digitalAssets/10513_Good_Practice_Terms.pdf

    Are we not now getting into the realms of the ICANN process?
    ICANN | Registrar Accreditation: Process

    However so long as Nominet doesn't increase membership fees to pay for all this training and it doesn't go into competition with its members then I'm all for the above changes.
     
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    I think this would be politically difficult given they are discussing ways to redistribute the surplus. By attempting to improve registrar standards is one way to go. They have been organising TAG holder days where they go through the basics for some time. I went to one in London last year and got a Nominet bag and USB zip drive! These events must have been preparation for beefing up the "registrar" agreement.
     
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    I agree with improving registrar standards. However there is a fine line.

    Acceptable and members would stay the same:

    Voluntary online courses "after" you become a TAG holder or member. (Not sure how secure this is i.e. you could take mine online. Also are they doing this to prove who you are? i.e. phantom "miss" tags).

    Not acceptable and would reduce members:

    Voluntray courses turn in to compulsory courses paid for by the member/tag holder (application fee?) as apart of the "accreditation" process for new "registrars".

    i.e. a few days at the new Nominet Towers doing online tests produced by a third party company (costing 250k) ;) and afterwards you get a nice little certificate signed by Lesley.
     
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