No discussion at board meeting, but contractual issue is on the table.
What did ICANN discuss about UDRP providers during its board meeting last Thursday? Did it discuss Czech Arbitration Court using “supplemental rules” to change the structure of UDRP, as I predicted? Did it discuss the lack of contracts with UDRP providers?
Well, it really didn’t discuss anything. It ran out of time.
The “preliminary report” from the meeting states that time constraints prevented discussing the topic. But it also confirms that ICANN is considering entering into contracts with UDRP providers:
Due to time constraints, the Chair noted that there was more work to be done relating to the issue of exploring contractual relationships with providers, and no further discussion was had.
Hopefully, that work will be done between now and the board’s next meeting in Brussels.
If it makes you feel any better, the board also ran out of time to discuss its upcoming Board of Directors retreat.