CIRA’s November 24th .CA TBR Postponed and Rescheduled

We would like to update you regarding this week’s postponement of the CIRA TBR.

An ambiguity in the TBR submission rocess resulted in some registrars not being able to participate in yesterday’s release.

As a result, and in keeping with CIRA‘s commitment to fair and equal access in the TBR process, yesterday’s TBR results have been cancelled and rescheduled to run on December 1, 2010.

Below is an excerpt from the CIRA communication regarding the latest cancellation:

 

“Dear Registrars,

I would like to provide you an update about today’s TBR session at 2 p.m. ET.

CIRA plays a stewardship role in managing the .CA domain space on behalf of all Canadians. This entails a responsibility to ensure that our processes meet the highest standards. We have encountered an issue that has affected the integrity of today’s TBR session.

Ambiguity in the usage of some fields created the situation where some Registrars were not able to participate in the session. This was not a result of any changes to the new .CA registry system or the TBR system, which remains unchanged. Accordingly, there will be no changes to either of these systems as a result of this issue.

Fair and equal access is an important aspect of the TBR process. As today’s session was not fair and equitable to all participants, we have cancelled today’s TBR.

The TBR session of December 1, 2010 will include the exact same domain names as were in the November 24, 2010 session. No domain names will be added or removed from this list. Domain names cancelled after November 18, 2010 at 9:45 a.m. (ET) will be part of the December 8, 2010 TBR session. 

We understand the disruption this has caused and apologize for the inconvenience. We are strongly committed to ensuring the integrity of the TBR session and have acted accordingly.”

The TBR session of Wednesday, December 1, 2010 will include the exact same domain names as were in the November 24, 2010 session. No domain names will be added or removed from this list.

We hope this sheds some light on the issues surrounding TBR, if you have any further questions about the .CA TBR pre-booking process, or want help completing your pre-bookings, simply contact support@webnames.ca or call 1-866-221-7878.

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