[NRO-IANAXFER] Contract details
pindar.wong at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 00:03:00 CET 2015
Not a lawyer, but FWIW keep in view this structure for ICANN's existing
list of arbitrators:-
On Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 1:55 AM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
> On Jan 7, 2015, at 8:37 AM, Adam Nelson <adam at varud.com> wrote:
> > I hate to just jump in here so late but can somebody explain the logic
> behind having Bermuda be the jurisdiction for these contracts/MoUs? I
> presume that's the current location for many of these relationships and so
> we're trying to follow the well trod path.
> From memory, I recall that Bermuda jurisdiction for arbitration was
> proposed by
> the RIRs to ICANN (and later used for the inter-RIR NRO agreement) due to
> following perceptions -
> - A neutral venue totally independent of all the parties, RIRs and
> - Allows for single location for arbitration of all disputes, rather
> than needing
> to select venue based on parties involved.
> - Makes use of well-understood International Chamber of Commerce rules.
> - Has court system of recognized integrity with international commercial
> arbitrations generally free of court interventions
> I do not know if any/all of the above were provable factors, whether
> any/all are
> still applicable, or even whether these are the best criteria for venue
> with respect to IANA contracting activities. I supply the above only for
> of providing some insight into history for the discussion in response to
> the request.
> John Curran
> President and CEO
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