[council] ICANN Posts, for public comment, Proposed Registry Agreement for Designation of the .ASIA Registry

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ICANN Posts Proposed Registry Agreement for Designation of the .ASIA 

On 18 July 2006, ICANN's Board of Directors approved the posting for 
public comment of the proposed registry agreement between ICANN and 
DotAsia Organisation Limited. If approved by the ICANN Board, the agreement
would designate DotAsia as the registry operator for the newly 
designated .ASIA registry. Additional information regarding the .ASIA 
application can be found at: http://www.icann.org/tlds/stld-apps-19mar04/.

The proposed .ASIA registry agreement follows the format of other recent 
sTLD registry agreements negotiated by ICANN. Specifically, the 
agreement is for an initial ten year term, and provides for the same set 
of requirements for:

implementation of and compliance with consensus and temporary policies;

comprehensive registry data escrow; and

approval of new registry services and modifications to existing registry 

The proposed agreement with DotAsia also provides for presumptive 
renewal, with the terms of any subsequent agreement negotiated with 
DotAsia for the continued operation of the .ASIA registry to be 
reasonably modified to be comparable to the terms of the five most 
comparable TLDs (or such lesser number, if less than five shall be 
reasonably comparable), provided that fee increases are not to exceed 
the average of the percentage increase in registry fees for the 
comparable TLD group within the prior three years.

Fees to ICANN under the proposed registry agreement for .ASIA would be 
transactional only, and would be set at US$0.75 for each annual 
increment of an initial or renewal domain name registration within the 
.ASIA registry.

Comments on the proposed agreement can be posted to 
asia-tld-agreement at icann.org no later than 5:00PM PDT, 28 August 2006 
and viewed at http://forum.icann.org/lists/asia-tld-agreement.

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN

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