[council] Definition of Registry Services in recent gtld agreements

Bruce Tonkin Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au
Mon Aug 1 04:44:20 UTC 2005

Hello All,

Registry Services are defined in recent agreements as:

Taken from, Article III COVENANTS, Section 3.1 (d) Registry Operations,
(iii) of the .net agreement:

Registry Services. Registry Services are, for purposes of this 
Agreement, defined as the following: 

(a) those services that are both 

 (i) operations of the registry critical to the following tasks: 
- the receipt of data from registrars concerning registrations of domain
names and name servers; 
- provision to registrars of status information relating to the zone 
servers for the TLD; 
- dissemination of TLD zone files; 
- operation of the registry zone servers; 
- and dissemination of contact and other information concerning domain
name server registrations in the TLD as required by this Agreement; 


 (ii) provided by the Registry Operator for the .net registry as of the
Effective Date, as the case may be; 

(b) other products or services that the Registry Operator is required to
provide because of the establishment of a Consensus Policy 
(as defined in Section 3.1(b) above); 

(c) any other products or services that only a registry operator is
of providing, by reason of its designation as the registry operator; 


(d) material changes to any Registry Service within the scope of (a),
(b) or (c) 
above. Only Registry Services defined in (a) and (b) above are subject
the maximum price provisions of Section 7.3, below. 


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