We desperately need some secondary market representation at this Nominet Roundtable on Wednesday (4th December) in London: Location: Farmers and Fletchers in the City 3 Cloth St Barbican London EC1A 7LD http://www.farmersfletcherscity.london Next door to Barbican tube station: https://goo.gl/maps/EY3GHpSoaMqYy4MY9 Agenda: 9:00 – 9:30: Arrival Tea and coffee 9:30 – 11:00: Session one: Phishing 11:00 – 11:30 Tea and coffee break 11:30 – 13:00: Session two: Landing pages 13:00 – 14:00: Lunch break 14:00 – 15:30: Session three: Drop lists 15:30 – 16:00: Tea and coffee and close Note: The signup form actually allows you to just choose session three only: 14:00 – 15:30: Session three: Drop lists Signup here: https://r1.dotmailer-surveys.com/343r2a22-3f460o99 The consultation document is here: https://www.nominet.uk/uk-domains/policies/2019-uk-policy-consultation/ Feedback from Leeds After attending the Leeds Members lunch on the 21st November (last week) which covered the above topics..... This is the impression I got: Phishing: this is pretty much a terms and conditions change allowing registrars to take out phishing names legally (rather than relying on other terms such as incorrect data). Landing Pages: this has obviously been requested by law enforcement and other government agencies. Most likely the agencies you see in the new Schedule 4 of the registrar agreement. Drop lists: there is no clear way forward at the moment on this proposal. They made it clear all options are on the table. In my opinion they intend to produce a ROR style drop list with a set time eg. 2pm. However the current feedback they are getting isn’t positive about that. Everything has been mentioned in feedback from the registrar auction model in Estonia (.ee) right through to Registrars auctioning the names off directly under E.3.6 of the registrar agreement. Therefore this week... The technical team at Nominet obviously want to get rid of the DAC and the complaints about it. Replacing it with a timed drop list and aligning Nominet with standard EPP registries makes technical sense to them. However many questions remain unanswered about EPP access and they are sending technical people to the roundtable to answer them. My main fear is that following the publication of the drop lists they will set the EPP access similar to what they did for the ROR drop: https://3million.uk/open-letter/ I have already expressed my concern about this to them (in Leeds) and won’t be attending twice. Please attend if you are in London on Wednesday and share your concerns.